“Blooming brilliant Stokesley Open Gardens returns for 2021”
For one weekend only, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July, you can discover the secrets of Stokesley’s best-kept gardens at Stokesley Open Gardens 2021. Enthusiastic gardeners will open their garden gates with pride, inviting the public to explore the landscapes they have expertly created, all support of Teesside Hospice.
This wonderful event, sponsored by Access Loft Conversions, offers you the opportunity to view 24 of the most beautiful gardens in Stokesley – some steeped in history behind old walls and alleys, others brand new and some redeveloping and creating new designs and plantings. With 9 new gardens alongside old favourites. Gardeners of all ages, some experienced and some just discovering the joy of gardening or an allotment. The garden owners will be on hand to share gardening advice, tips and experiences, and to raise additional funds. Several of the gardeners will have plants, cakes and refreshments for sale including Pimms and a Chocolate Fountain! There will also be a jazz singer to entertain you, family games and treasures hunts.
The event, organised by dedicated volunteer Julia Haigh said “Our Stokesley Community really come together for this wonderful biennial event, with nature trails, lawn games, ice creams, pizzas, chocolate fountain, scarecrows, beekeepers, bringing together all ages. Come and relax and enjoy Pimms, Cafes, Jazz and buy plants and cakes to take home.
We have gardeners of all ages and visitors of all ages, all keen to have fun and share their love of gardening and the therapy that it brings. This year we are delighted to include nine new gardens and the Allotments - come and explore and discover the hidden Stokesley!”
Josephine Park is one of the new gardeners this year “To me, gardening is an escape, a way to get back to nature and a way to slow down. I want to grow up knowing the names of plants and flowers, and hope I can pass on my love of gardening to my own family that we hope to have one day."
Access Loft Conversions have kindly sponsored the event. This means that every penny raised goes directly towards supporting local people affected by a terminal illness. Chris Barber, Director, said, ‘‘we are pleased to sponsor the event and hope we can all raise lots of money for a great cause.”
Whether you’re a first time buyer looking for inspiration, or an experienced gardener interested in landscaping and flowers, Stokesley Open Gardens is for the whole family to enjoy.
If you would like to see some of the region’s best kept gardens, purchase your programme today. Admission is £6 per person by event programme, which includes details of all the gardens, their locations and an event map.
Programmes for the event can be purchased from any one of these outlets;
- Teesside Hospice Charity Shop, Bridge Road, Stokesley
- The Yorkshire Store, High Street, Stokesley
- D. A. Grainge, High Street, Stokesley
- Bexters Tearoom, Three Tuns Wynd, Stokesley
- Or via www.teessidehospice.org
Programmes are on sale now.
About Teesside Hospice: We're changing lives across Teesside by supporting people and families who've been affected by a terminal illness. We help them to make the most of every day, ensuring they receive the best possible care by creating experiences and memories that last a lifetime.