Open Gardens

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Holme-next-the-Sea (near Hunstanton) will be presenting its annual Open Gardens Day on Sunday July 3rd 2022 from 11am. until 5.30pm when a number of local gardens will be open to the public.

Refreshments will be served from 11am until 4pm in the Village Hall and the ever-popular plant stall will be open at Berkeley House. A number of the gardens will feature stalls including books, tombola and homemade chutney and jams.

A "Garden Passport" will cost £5.00 and will provide admission to every open garden and will feature an easy-to-follow map to find your way around. Children get in free - and parking will also be free! The passports will be obtainable from the car park next to the Village Hall and every open garden.

The free bus service will be running again - our thanks to Glebe House School, Hunstanton who have provided the bus for the day in previous years.

For more information please email

The village's annual Open Gardens day has, deservedly, become one of the most popular events of its kind in north west Norfolk. The Help Holme Church Group manages the day under the direction of the current organiser, Ann Rossington, together with the help of a large team of 'workers' most of whom live in the village. We are most fortunate that there are also others from further afield who freely give of their time and assist with a variety of jobs all of which are vital to the smooth running of the event.

A garden open for the visitors in Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

There are usually between 10 and 12 gardens open where the public can browse at leisure and see just what other folk do with their own patch! The style of each garden varies and in 2015 there was, amongst others, this one...

A garden in Holme-next-the-Sea open for the visitors - Photo Tony Foster

...another garden open in 2015 featured this lovely pond

A garden open for the visitors in Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

Part of a garden opened for the first time in 2019

The shuttle bus was once again very popular ferrying visitors around the gardens. The bus was kindly loaned by The Glebe House School, Hunstanton.

Plant Stall - Open Gardens 2015 - Photo Tony Foster

The Plant Stall at Berkeley House is a regular feature of Open Gardens day with many visitors returning each year. There is always a wide selection of plants to choose from - and very competitively priced. If you call in early any plants purchased can be held until you leave. All part of the service!

The Village Hall, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

Refreshments are served from 11am until 4pm in the Village Hall on Kirkgate. There is always a wide selection of main salad courses, a variety of puddings and, as you might expect, home made cakes also feature throughout the day.

One the gardens will host a demonstration and talk about birds and moths.

St. Mary's Church, Holme-next-the-Sea - Photo Tony Foster

Just click the links below to see slideshows of the arrangements from other years...

Open Gardens Day, 2018
Open Gardens Day, 2016
Open Gardens Day, 2015
Open Gardens Day, 2014
Open Gardens Day, 2013
Open Gardens Day, 2012
Open Gardens Day, 2011
Open Gardens Day, 2010
Open Gardens Day, 2009

All of the proceeds from the day are used by the Help Holme Church Group to help maintain the fabric of St. Mary's Church. Past projects funded by the group include the replacement of the main south side windows, the replacement of the wall heaters and the provision of toilet and kitchenette facilities. Most recently the Group has funded the underpinning and redecoration of the Vestry and the redecoration of the inner and outer porches and in 2014 the limewash finish to the whole of the interior or the church was re-painted.

So why not come along for a super day out and, at the same time, help us to keep our Church in good order? The low admission fee entitles you to access all of the gardens on show and to view the floral displays in the Church. Safe parking is free and the shuttle bus service is included - and accompanied children get in for free too!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who visited the village in previous years on Open Gardens Day. We enjoyed your company and very much looking forward to seeing you all again next year!