Open Gardens

This year, twenty gardeners will welcome visitors into their private gardens, many of which will be opening for the first time. Because of the local terrain, most of these gardens are only accessible by steps and many are terraced. Most of the garden owners will reward your climb up with some refreshments!

A map giving the location, directions, opening times, and brief descriptions is available, price £1.00 from the Arts Festival shop. To receive the map by post, send a SAE with four second class stamps to the Arts Festival shop, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AH. You will need a copy of the map to gain entrance to the gardens.

Weekend 30th June – 1st July

  • One upland back garden in Old Town (Sunday only).
  • Three neighbouring hillside gardens, all with fine views.
  • Canalside community garden at Charlestown.
  • A large wild flower meadow at Nutclough (Saturday only).

Weekend 7th July – 8th July

  • One back garden in Heptonstall with an open studio.
  • Nine cottage gardens in and around the Birchcliffe area of Hebden Bridge.
  • Canalside community garden at Charlestown.
  • A woodland and wildlife garden in the Palace House area of Hebden Bridge.

Weekend 14th July – 15th July

  • A large woodland garden in the Lee Mill area of Hebden Bridge.
  • Two neighbouring back gardens in Mytholmroyd
  • Canalside community garden at Charlestown.


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