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Ham Open Gardens returns for 2022

10 May 2022

Once every two years, residents have a unique opportunity to go ‘behind the garden wall’ of a selection of the most beautiful private gardens in Ham.

Ham Open Gardens will take visitors on a fascinating journey through a variety of gardens which reflect the diversity of the area’s rich history, from the 17th century through to the present day.

Among more than twenty gardens on display are traditional large gardens belonging to grand Georgian lodges (such as Ormeley Lodge and Sudbrook Lodge), highly innovative contemporary schemes and charming cottage gardens, as well as the Sanctuary Garden, which was exhibited at the Hampton Court Flower Show.

Ham Open Gardens will take place on Sunday 22 May from 12 to 5pm.

Guests will be treated to the sounds of the excellent Salamander Saxophone Quartet, who will be situated on Ham Common. In addition there will be a barbecue on nearby South Avenue run by the local Scout group from 12pm, and delicious homemade teas served from 1 to 4.30pm at St Thomas Aquinas Church near the pond on Ham Common.

All of the gardens are within short walking distance of Ham Common, which is easily accessible by public transport (the number 65 bus runs from both Richmond and Kingston to Ham Common every six minutes). Tickets are £10 in advance or £15 on the day (free for under 16s) and can be bought in advance or on the day from a stall on Ham Common.

This year Ham and Petersham SOS are one of the local charities that will benefit from the funds raised on the day.

Community news on behalf of Ham & Petersham SOS

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Up to: May 2022

Updated: 17 May 2022

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