On Sunday, 23rd June 2013, the gorgeous gardens of Marton cum Grafton, North Yorkshire will be open to the public


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 Dales (west) and White Horse (east).

Marton cum Grafton’s Open Gardens is a wonderful day out which will entertain all ages. With over 15 gardens open between 11.00am-5.00pm, visitors can wander around and explore the picturesque village.

Other entertainment includes plenty of fun and games on Grafton Green, a local art and crafts exhibition, a show of photography as well as a beautiful floral display in Christ Church. Archaeology enthusiasts can also enjoy the findings from a recent village dig and Marton’s resident Alpacas will be making an appearance!

Once the stunning gardens have whetted the appetite, guests can enjoy delicious food in Marton Village Hall, where lunch, cakes and drinks are available. Whilst in Grafton the WI will be serving mouth-watering cakes and tea. BBQ sausages and ice creams will also be on sale on the Green.

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). See for updates.

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