On Sunday, 26th June 2016, twenty gorgeous gardens of Marton cum Grafton, North Yorkshire will be open to the public from 11.00am-5.00pm.
This fun-packed day, offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of the hidden and private gardens of this charming village. They come in all shapes and sizes and the village’s elevated position allows for spectacular views over to the Yorkshire Dales (west) and White Horse (east). Marton cum Grafton’s Open Gardens is a wonderful day out which will entertain all ages.
Other entertainment includes a local art and crafts exhibition, a beautiful floral display in Christ Church along with plenty of village fete style fun and games on Grafton Green. Once the stunning gardens have whetted the appetite, guests can enjoy delicious food in the Marton Village Hall, where lunch, cakes and drinks are available. Whilst in Grafton the WI will be serving mouth-watering cakes and tea. On Grafton Green BBQ sausages and ice creams will be on sale along with a sensational Pimms Bar. A highlight for 2015 is a fantastic display of Vintage and Super Cars along with a chance to experience a ride in the local vicinity.
A courtesy bus service is provided, taking people from one end of the village to the other. Car parking is on offer and wheel chair access is available to many of the gardens.
All proceeds from the event will go towards community projects – adults £5.00, children free. Marton-cum-Grafton is conveniently situated between York, Harrogate and Boroughbridge; just off the A168 (junction 47 or 48 of the A1).