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HospiceCare Open Gardens 2022

 

Welcome to our Open Gardens 2022

Visiting our Open Gardens not only offers you a wonderful opportunity to spend an afternoon exploring some of the most beautiful private gardens in the region, but you are also directly contributing towards the running costs of our clinical services to local people in North Northumberland living with a life-limiting illness.  In the last 14 years, our exclusive Open Gardens have raised over £174,000 towards our clinical services,  which is an incredible amount of money. 


So thank you if you have supported us in the past and a very warm welcome if you are a new visitor. We hope you enjoy our Open Gardens this year.

 
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Open Gardens 2022 Brochure

If you would like to view/download our Open Gardens 2022 brochure, please click on the image

 
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SPECIAL OFFER

Become a Friend of HospiceCare by signing up to give a regular monthly gift of £5, and receive an Open Garden entry pass for two, for any garden of your choice this season.

 

Welcome to our Open Garden Season 2022

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Hedgeley Hall, Powburn NE66 4HZ
Saturday 28th May, 2pm-6pm

The Carr-Ellison family are generously opening their delightful garden. Hedgeley Hall dates from the 17th century and was much enlarged in the late 18th and early 20th centuries. 

 

The garden is noted for its fine rhododendrons with some huge examples dating from the 19th century. The Woodland Walks also have some of the oldest sequoias in the country and other plantings of exotic trees, though Storm Arwen has taken its toll on some of them. There are traditional herbaceous borders, a paved garden, a sunken garden, and roses covering the beautiful old garden walls.                                                                                     

  • Entrance: Adults £5   Children FREE

  • Dog on Leads

  • Plant Stall

  • Homemade Teas

  • Limited Wheelchair Access

  • Pre-booking available

If you would like to purchase tickets in advance, please click on the link below. Alternatively, you can pay at the gate on the day.

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Lesbury Village, Alnwick NE66 3PP
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June, 10am-4pm

All of the gardens that are open are in the Parish of Lesbury.  Registration will start at the Village Hall which is in the heart of a delightful conservation area with a number of listed buildings. The Parish of Lesbury has a long and varied history. Bronze age and Roman remains have been found and there is evidence of a pre-historic camp just east of the railway station. From Saxon times there has been a stone built church in Lesbury. The village’s early name, Laece Burg meaning ‘the town of the leech or physician’ is from this period.


The church was rebuilt and extended incrementally from Norman times and in the 13th century its importance was demonstrated by the churches of Alnwick, Longhoughton and Alnmouth being ‘subordinate chapelries’. Lesbury continued to be the principal township in the area for a further hundred years.

 

Entrance fees to HospiceCare, proceeds of teas and plant sales to Lesbury Church 

  • Entrance: Adults £7    Children FREE

  • Guide Dogs only

  • Homemade Teas

  • Plant Stall

  • Limited Wheelchair Access

  • Pre-booking available


If you would like to purchase tickets in advance, please click on the link below. Alternatively, you can pay at the gate on the day.

TO BOOK TICKETS FOR SATURDAY 18TH PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

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Shortridge Hall, Warkworth, NE65 OWJ
Saturday 23rd July. 1.30pm -5.30pm

A newly planted 3½ acre garden based on a design by well-known landscape designer, Adam Frost.


The garden surrounds a Victorian hall and has lots of interest, including wildflower meadows, a woodland garden, herbaceous and mixed shrub borders, a mixed rose garden, and ornamental ponds. A small walled garden houses the greenhouse and a cutting garden.

Entrance Fees to NGS (Pay on the Gate). Proceeds of Teas to HospiceCare. 


  • Entrance: Adults £6    Children FREE

  • No dogs 

  • Plant Stall

  • Homemade Teas

  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Blagdon Hall, Seaton Burn, NE13 6DE
Sunday 2nd October, 1pm - 4.30pm

Lord Ridley is kindly allowing the public access to his private estate grounds, with all proceeds going to HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Blagdon Estate is a family-run estate which has been in the same family ownership since 1700 and retains an historical atmosphere. Autumn is a lovely time of year to visit the Estate. Wander along the meandering paths and experience a riot of colour in the changing leaves before they fall.


Enjoy the beautiful lakes and follies, including features designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. There is also a charming quarry garden containing unusual plants from all over the world.


  • Entrance: Adults £6    Children FREE

  • Dogs on Leads

  • Classic Cars (weather permitting)

  • Homemade Teas

  • Live Music & Craft Stalls in the  Courtyard

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Pre-booking available

If you would like to purchase tickets in advance, please click on the link below. Alternatively, you can pay at the gate on the day.

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Etal Manor, Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TL
Sunday 16th October, 2pm-5pm

A ten-acre garden in the far North of Northumberland managed by the Joicey family since 1910. Developed into a predominantly woodland garden, the acid soil, and tough-growing environment suit rhododendrons, azaleas, acers, and magnolias. There should be good autumn colours showing. The damage inflicted by Storm Arwen in November 2021 will be visible, but replanting continues.

Entrance Fees to the NGS (pay on the gate). Proceeds of Teas to HospiceCare

  • Entrance Adults £5, Children FREE

  • Dogs on a Lead

  • Homemade Teas

  • Limited Wheelchair Access