Hornton Village Open Gardens

Hornton will have at least seven gardens open on Sunday 4 July and the village allotments will also be open in our lovely ironstone village. This will be a cash only event. Sorry no debit or credit cards.

The village is set in a deep valley and has a fine church with a doom wall painting as well as a thatched pub - both will be open.

There is also a children's playground.

The participating gardens feature new and established plantings, ponds and water features, and cottage gardens as well as vegetable gardens and beautiful views.

Hornton is off the A422 near Upton House (National Trust) and is 5 miles from Banbury and about 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Proceeds from these open gardens are to be shared equally between Katharine House Hospice (50%) and village causes.

Please take care in the gardens, especially if you are looking after children. Some gardens have uneven steps, steep slopes and ponds/water features – Hornton stone is very slippery when wet!

The parish church is open to visitors and has an interesting Medieval doom painting. The Methodist Chapel is also open – toilets are inside to the right. Please use hand sanitiser. There are teas at The Cottage in Church Lane and there’s plenty of Hooky at the Dun Cow pub!

There is a trail/quiz on the village website. No village or insider knowledge needed.

Dogs on leads please – thank you for clearing up after your dog!

Event details

Opening time: 2-6pm.

Entry fee: £5: entry to at least seven gardens plus allotments. Tickets will be available on the village Green in the centre of the village.

Parking: Pavilion Car Park off Bell Street at the Wroxton end of the village and also in the village. Please park considerately.

Accessibility: the village is hilly. Most of the gardens have steps and would be difficult to access with a wheelchair although some are partially accessible.

Dogs: on lead.

Refreshments: refreshments and plant stall at The Cottage, Church Lane, OX15 6BY - cash only please.

Win over £100 in aid of the Church.