Secret Gardens of Oxton, May 10, 2020 – our 20th Anniversary Year!
About the Event
The delightful Wirral conservation village of Oxton will host its 20th Secret Gardens of Oxton event on Sunday 10 May, 2020. This award-winning event showcases about 20 private gardens not normally open to the public and all within walking distance of each other.
Secret Gardens 2019
Last year’s Secret gardens was a major success, helped by a beautiful day of sunshine which brought out the crowds in their thousands. Ticket sales were up by 10% on 2017 and over 3,000 visitors saw about 20 gardens. Our refreshments, Raffle and Plant Stall (Friends of the Arno) also made record returns, along with the children’s entertainments run by the Woodcraft Folk. A major departure was the Makers’ Market in the village centre, organised by Kate from Green’s shop with about 18 street food stalls and craft offerings – which proved to be very popular.
Since 2001, supported by over 400 volunteers, the event has raised over £320,000 for local charities. The 2019 charities, the Birkenhead Woodcraft Folk, Sundown’s, The Vikes Youth Club and The Oxton Society, shared over £20,000 proceeds. Secret Gardens won a Britain in Bloom (RHS) Award 2017.
View James O”Hanlon’s lovely photos of the 2019 event.
Thanks to our 2019 supporters
Many thanks to Bogans Carpet and Flooring Superstores (an Oxton family owned company), proud sponsors of Secret Gardens of Oxton and also for their major raffle prize. Thanks also to our other main sponsors, Brennan Ayre O’Neill, the independent local estate agency, The Courtyard Bar and Restaurant, The Shrewsbury Arms pub, Jack and Jill Day Nursery & Pre-School, Edwards News and all the other local businesses and individuals who made cash and prize donations.
Further information about the 2020 event will be available in due course. Any general queries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org