A wonderful blaze of colour, cakes and community spirit villagers open their gardens to raise funds for St Andrew's Church.
The Ringstead Open Gardens has been running for more than 50 years and a highlight of the village calendar. Visitors can make a day of it touring the village to discover a variety of gardens - large and small and one even offering a chance to play Pétanque (Boules), so come and have a go! The gardens are opening specially to the public from 11am to 5pm and a £5 tickets admits to all gardens with U12s FREE.
The delicious home-cooked 2-course lunch is always a popular draw and will be served in Ringstead Village Hall from 12-2pm @ £12.30 per head. Teas and Coffees will be served from 2pm til 5pm. With the added bonus of traditional Cake and Produce stalls, Tombola, Raffle, the unmissable Plant Stall and live guitarist, it has all the makings of a fun day out for all ages.
St Andrew's Church itself will play host to a Flower Festival across 3 days from Sat 26th to Mon 28th June (10am-5pm) and this year's theme is 'Our Favourite Hymns' .
For those looking to explore more, you can walk in nearby Ringstead Downs and Chalk Pit. Courtyard Farm is also hosting a special walk, guided by their conservationist who will offer an insight into the organic farming methods. Please meet at 4.30pm at the Cow Sheds on Burnham Road.
Tickets are £5 and can be purchased at any garden on the day. To pre-book Open Gardens lunches, please call 01485 525223
See you there!
Ringstead Village Hall