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Open Gardens Collection 2022

We are so pleased the Open Gardens Collection is back in full bloom for 2022!

Choose from a stunning collection of gardens to visit across Essex and Suffolk from June to October. Including Helmingham Hall, Utling Wick and the world renown Beth Chatto Gardens.

If you would like to open your own garden, then registering is quick and easy. We welcome gardens of all shapes, sizes and styles. You choose when to open and which appeal, ward or department to support.


Meet our Open Gardens Collection ambassador

We are rather chuffed that award-winning head gardener, BBC Gardener’s World writer and plant expert, RHS author, BBC Radio Essex regular, podcaster and grow your own expert, Lucy Chamberlain has joined the charity as our Open Gardens Collection Ambassador.

She has previously won the coveted Garden Media Guild award for Practical Journalist of the Year, so she really knows her onions.

Lucy will not only be sharing her knowledge and posting videos for us on Twitter, she has very kindly offered to open her own mouth-watering kitchen garden for her local community to enjoy.