Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Open Gardens

Please note: Hosts are welcoming you onto their property
voluntarily so please respect their privacy and only visit during the opening hours. Many venues have restricted access and limited parking.

Hebden Bridge and environs

Saturday July 1

Cliffefield House,

9 Alexandra Road, Birchcliffe, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DB

Terraced hillside garden with lovely south-west views. Varied planting areas. Steps. No parking.

Saturday/Sunday July 1/2

Central Street Infant and Nursery School

Central Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 6HB

A small school garden designed with the children and local community. Includes willow arch and dinosaur path. Also nursery garden including vegetables, ¥owers and trees.

Saturday/Sunday July 1/2

Myrtle Grove

Old Lees Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8HL

An informal tiered garden, south-facing with two flat areas and a large sloping area with shrubs, roses and herbaceous planting.
Steep steps. Limited parking.

Saturday/Sunday July 1/2

Mytholm House

Mytholm Bank, Hebden Bridge HX7 6DL

South-facing terraces and lawns with fruits and flowers. Replanted long border and recently completed cascade.
Some steps and steep slopes. No dogs please.

Saturday/Sunday July 1/2


Hurst Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8HU

Four adjoining gardens: Stonehurst, Eden Hurst, Rockleigh and Laurel House. South-facing with long views, sloping down to woods. Mainly perennial planting. Steps. Limited parking.

Saturday/Sunday July 1/2

Green Royd

Thorn Bank, Hebden Bridge HX7 8BA

A small, character house garden with perennial flower planting, on a steeply sloping site with stone walls, paths, steps and patios. Lots of steep steps. No parking.

Saturday/Sunday July 1/2 and 15 /16

21 Underbank Avenue

Charlestown, Hebden Bridge HX7 6PP

A long, mature garden with vegetable plot, two ponds, shrubs, structural features and interesting ornamentation.
Limited parking.

Saturday/Sunday July1/2

Cross Lanes House

Cross Lanes, Hebden Bridge HX7 7EW

A small garden laid out two years ago from an almost completely paved area. Fine views over Hebden Bridge. Trellis, shrubs and perennials.

Saturday/Sunday July 15/16

11 Marlborough Grove

Hebden Bridge HX7 8BS

A mature south-facing garden on three levels. Lawn and Mediterranean-style planting on lower levels. Patio, and ¥ne views.

Saturday/Sunday July 15/16

Underbank House

Charlestown HX7 6PE

One acre with various garden areas, including a walled garden with water feature. Prospective Japanese garden area.
Steps. Limited parking.

Heptonstall and environs

Gardener's Question Time and Garden Tour of Land Farm on Tuesday July 4 (for details see page 12)

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

Mechanics Institute

7 Church Street, Heptonstall HX7 7NS

A triumph of content over space: an idiosyncratic willow plantation on the Square. Different every year.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

Cross Barn Cottage

2 Whitehall Fold, Heptonstall HX7 7NY
A small, peaceful cottage garden on two levels with wildlife pond and summerhouse. Steps into garden.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

The Weavers

Weavers Square, Heptonstall HX7 7NS
The cottage is in public area in the village; pots and flowers; by the old church.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

West Laithe House

2 West Laithe, Heptonstall HX7 7LX

A family garden, lawns, pond, gravel circle with tubs.
Steps; cobbled lane.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

Boothroyd Farm

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

4 Silver Street

Heptonstall HX7 7PA

A cottage garden with flowers, fruit and vegetables and hanging baskets.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

Land Farm

Colden HX7 7PJ

A four-acre wooded garden 1,000 ft above sea level, noted for azaleas and Himalayan lilies. Sunken garden and sculptures. Has featured on Gardener's World. £4 entry.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

Shawbottom Farm

Jack Bridge HX7 7HX

An organic garden at 900 ft, vegetable garden and developing fruit garden, greenhouse and ¥owers. A windy, north-facing challenge on the Pennine Way.
A 1/2 mile flattish walk.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

Dean Bottom Farm

Jumble Hole Road, Todmorden OL14 8SU

Two acres of garden and meadow with open views. Pond, children's play area, covered verandah, footpaths to different planting areas. Gentle slope. 15 minute uphill walk from road.

Saturday/Sunday July 8/9

Shawbottom House

Blackshaw HX7 7HX

Large mixed garden with woodland area and pond.
Some steps.

Mytholmroyd and environs

Saturday July 15


1 Caldene Croft, Mytholmroyd HX7 5AE

A sunny hillside garden landscaped three years ago.

Wildflowers, woodland and fruit areas. Sloping path to seating area, suitable for wheelchairs. Accessible WC in bungalow.

Saturday/Sunday July 15/16

Old Oats Royd

Oats Royd, Luddenden HX2 6RF

A one-acre artist's garden. Formal and informal planting with mature yew enclosures, greenhouse, ponds, woodland area and fruit and vegetable garden. Lovely 'sitooterie' (garden pavilion).

Saturday/Sunday July 15/16

6 Rough Bottom

Heights Road, nr Hebden Bridge HX7 5RA
Designed and newly planted in 2005 by local garden designer Debbie Oakley, a contemporary cottage garden with wonderful views. Some steps.

Friday June 30
Saturday 1 July
Sunday 2 July
Monday 3 July
Tuesday 4 July
Wednesday 5 July
Thursday 6 July
Friday 7 July
Saturday 8 July
Sunday 9 July
Monday 10 July
Tuesday 11 July
Wednesday 12 July
Thursday 13 July
Friday 14 July
Saturday 15 July
Sunday 16 July

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