Flower Festival

St Marys Church and Easton Village

Winchester,  SO21 1EH

17th to Sunday 19th June

11 am to 5 pm

Always fancied a sneak peak at some of the very best, most beautiful gardens in your village? Have you heard about the Easton Flower Festival and Open Gardens on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June?

No need to imagine what wonders await discovery on the other side of those high manicured hedges and ancient walls. Heres your chance to walk on into those gardens participating, thanks to their owners who are generously welcoming visitors.

Busy green fingers have been working hard preparing these hidden oases so that the gardens will be in their full glory in time to meet their public.

Remember to pop it in your diary now and make some time to come and visit. Come and enjoy the flower filled St Marys Church and stroll around the Open Gardens over the weekend. Pick up a delicious Judes ice cream along the way and then end your tour with some delectable tea and cake provided by Ina and her team in the Farmyard while you peruse the paintings on sale at the Art Exhibition featuring esteemed local professional artists and pick up a plant or two at the Plant Sale. What better way to spend a June weekend? And it is all in aid of a very good cause:

The St Marys Church Building Fund

Raising money for improvements to our beautiful village church and with a donation being made to support Ukraine Crisis relief.

 

Entrance £10 per person

Children Under 16 Free

Well behaved dogs welcome but must be on leads at all times.

Sparkling Preview

Thursday 16 June 2022

6.30- 8.30pm

St Marys Church, Easton

The Easton Flower Festival weekend will kick off with a special celebratory Preview event on the Thursday evening.  Come and join us. Be sure to buy your tickets using this link.

If you have any problems purchasing tickets please contact admin@itchenvalleychurches.org

The Sparkling Preview is the Opening Event for the much anticipated Easton Flower Festival & Open Gardens weekend. During the evening guests will be able to sip sparkling wine and enjoy canapés while having an exclusive preview of the flowers at their very best in St Marys Church as well as listening to live background music in the delightful setting of St Marys Churchyard.  All money raised is in aid of the St Marys Easton Building Project with a donation to Ukraine Crisis relief.

 We greatly appreciate your kind support by purchasing a ticket for this event and very much look forward to the pleasure of your company on Thursday 16th June.

Everybody welcome! You are all invited!

The ticket price for the Sparkling Preview on Thursday evening also includes entry into all the participating Open Gardens and church display for the entire Flower Festival weekend.

Tickets can be purchased here.

If you have any problems purchasing tickets please contact admin@itchenvalleychurches.org

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

GETTING THERE

SAT NAV: St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Easton, Winchester, SO21 1EH

FREE PARKING: is available on the ‘Old School Field’ in Church Lane, just a few metres beyond St Mary’s Church:

Turn onto Church Lane (opposite The Cricketers Inn) and follow the green parking signs

See red pin on map below for parking location in Church Lane

ENTRY FEE & PAYMENT

Entry for the Open Gardens and church display is £10 per Adult

Admission for children under 16 free

Those who attended the Thursday Sparkling Preview may enter at no extra charge (Please ensure you bring your green wristbands as proof of purchase)

Green wristbands will be given to all those who attend the Sparkling Preview event / and to all those who pay the £10 entry fee

Payment can be made at the start of your visit by cash or by card at our Welcome Deskon Church Lane or at The Farmyard

Upon entry you will be given a souvenir map to help you navigate your way around the village to the nine participating gardens.

Children must be closely supervised at all times

Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be on leads at all times

Many of the gardens contain dangerous hazards

Visitors please beware: deep water, steep inclines, slippery and uneven paths & steps

Entry at your own risk

AT THE FARMYARD

REFRESHMENTS

Dont forget to visit the Farmyard either at the end of your village garden adventures or midway through your tour(or both?!)  if you need a sit down and a nice cup of tea and delicious  slice cake for a much needed energy hit.

Ina and her team are experts at baking up a storm and creating the most delectable and exquisite treats – just take a look at some of her masterpieces – come and enjoy a slice!

ART EXHIBITION AND PLANT SALE

Cash or cards accepted

FRONT GARDEN COMPETITION

If you would like to get involved, why not enter the FRONT GARDEN COMPETITION and get your hands dirty with the whole family by making your garden look super special. Anything goes – Get creative! Whether armies of garden gnomes are your thing, or royal Jubilee scarecrows or just beautiful unadulterated blooms – have fun and join in the Flower Festival vibes by entering. Prizes to be won!

Contact Judy Bishop to enter: judybish@hotmail.com or 01962 779205

CALLING ALL BUDDING BAKERS

Ina and her team are looking for budding bakers to make some delicious treats to sell at the refreshment stand in the Farmyard and to man the stall over the weekend. We would be extremely grateful for your donations and any help you may be able to offer.

Contact Ina on: schmitz_williams@yahoo.com