Secret Gardens of Oxton 2019

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About the Event

The delightful Wirral conservation village of Oxton will once again be hosting Secret Gardens of Oxton on Sunday 12 May, 2019. This award-winning event showcases about 20 private gardens not normally open to the public and all within walking distance of each other.

Last year our courtyards, rockeries, walled gardens, ponds and colourful borders attracted nearly 4,000 visitors.

 Secret Gardens 2019

Planning has already started for Secret Gardens 2019 which will take place on Sunday May 12. A festive day out for all the family is guaranteed with entertainment for young and old – live music, arts and crafts stalls and children’s activities. There’ll be the popular Grand Charity Raffle and The Friends of the Arno will running the Plant Stall. Refreshments will be available from the popular Secret Gardens Cafe at the Hub at Prenton Prep School. A wide range of refreshments will also be available from local pubs and restaurants. We will also have the new Makers’ Market – artisan food stalls in the village centre. The full programme of attractions will be available here nearer the time

Free parking, free minibus from the car park, disabled parking and nearby bus stops make visiting this vibrant community event a must.

Please be aware that none of our gardens have full wheelchair access – some have limited access but others, none at all. Full information on access will be in the programme and available here nearer the time.

Since 2001, supported by over 400 volunteers, the event has raised over £320,000 for local charities. Last year’s 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.

We need your help to make Secret Gardens a success, raising funds for the Birkenhead Youth Club, The Terral Morgan Memorial Fund, Wirral Women and Children’s Aid and of course The Oxton Society.

Volunteers

Could you give a couple of hours to help with  a wide variety of tasks on the day? Please contact Becky at rebeccaatherton82@yahoo.com

Plants, Pots, Tools and Gardening Books

Our Plant Stall is usually one of our biggest fund-raiser. Its run by the Friends of the Arno who share the proceeds. We need contributions of garden plants, gardening tools in good condition, and books about gardening. So please consider potting-up some plants this spring so they are well established and a good size to sell on the day. Also any spare plant pots would be useful. Plants can be delivered in advance to Peter de Figueiredo at 1 Ingestre Road (652 1027 or 07717 291947) or alternatively bring them along to the stall in Oxton Village from 9.00am on 12 May. 

Raffle Prizes

The Grand Charity Raffle can help you “recycle” any unwanted Xmas Gifts or other surplus items in good condition. Please contact Phillipa at pip-8@hotmail.co.uk

More information will be posted here shortly and in the April newsletter – in the meantime any general queries to secretgardens@oxtonsociety.org.uk

Arts and Crafts Pitches at Secret Gardens 

We want to increase the number of arts and crafts stalls at this award winning, popular community event.  The pitches are located in Mount Pleasant by The Hub (refreshments, raffle and music).  The focus of the event is 20 private gardens open to paying visitors, and there will be a wide range of entertainment and events for all ages.

The event already has three partner charities that share in the profits so pitches will not be available to other charities.

Refreshments will be provided by The Oxton Society, village cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars, churches and scouts, so we need no more food outlets.

If you are interested in applying for a pitch, please contact Lynda Roberts, lrobertslynda@gmail.com for information on the event, the pitches, and how to apply. The pitches are sold on a first come basis.

Buy Tickets, 2019 

Tickets will be available to purchase online or in person from April 1st, 2019. 

Tickets will be available to purchase online or in person from April 1st, 2019. 

» Online

Tickets can be bought online for £6.00 and picked up in advance or on the day of the event.
Please note: We do not send out tickets, they have to be collected in person, either in advance or on the day, from one of our ticket sales points – please bring along your receipt to confirm ticket purchase.

Select Quantity & Checkout

To buy tickets online, please select the number of tickets you would like to purchase. You will then be taken to the Checkout page to complete your order.

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The Ticket takes the form of a programme with a map of the gardens, facilities and how to get your discount voucher for entry to Ness Botanic Gardens.

Please don’t forget to pick-up your tickets.

» In Person

Tickets can be bought in person in advance for £6.00, or on the day of the event for £8.00. Please click the boxes below to view ticket vendors.

On The Day Ticket Vendors

“The Hub” at Prenton Prep School, Mount Pleasant, CH43 5SY
The free car park – junction of Storeton Rd and Woodchurch Rd, CH43 5TN, behind the Rightway store, enter from Storeton Rd.
St Saviour’s Church, Bidston Rd, CH43 2JZ
Oxton Village Books, in the Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Rd, CH43 4UE
The Drawing Room, 50 Christchurch Rd, CH43 5SF
The Shrewsbury Lodge Hotel, 31 Shrewsbury Rd, CH43 2JB
Oxton Conservative Club, Village Rd, CH435SR
The Oxton Boutique, 19 Rose Mount, CH43 5SG
Stirling’s Wines, 55-57 Christchurch Rd, CH43 5SF

and some gardens – details to be confirmed

Advance Ticket Vendors

The Shrewsbury Lodge Hotel, 31 Shrewsbury Rd, CH43 2JB
Greens of Oxton, 2 Rose Mount, CH43 5SN
Linghams Booksellers, 248 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, CH60 7SG
Oxton Village Books, in the Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Rd, CH43 4UE
Oxton Conservative Club, Village Rd, CH435SR
The Oxton Boutique, 19 Rose Mount, CH43 5SG
The Drawing Room, 50 Christchurch Rd, CH43 5SF
Stirling’s Wines, 55-57 Christchurch Rd, CH43 5SF
All Brennan Ayre O’Neill’s offices at:
Bromborough, 12 High St, CH62 7AH
Moreton, 272 Hoylake Rd, CH46 6AF
Prenton, 377 Woodchurch Rd, CH42 8PE

Every ticket includes an eight page programme with a map of the gardens, facilities and events and also acts as a discount voucher for entry to Ness Botanic Gardens.

Please don’t forget to pick-up your tickets.

Partner Charities for 2019 are…

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