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Great Ouseburn Garden Festival

Great Ouseburn Garden Festival

Sunday 2 June 2024, 11am - 5pm

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Great Ouseburn’s annual garden festival has become a firm favourite in the open gardens calendar for many near and far. Each year hundreds of visitors come to the village to wander through the 15+ gardens, seek inspiration, chat to their owners, enjoy the talks and demonstrations and put their feet up in the café to enjoy much needed home-made refreshments.

The event has been running since 1991 and has grown in size and scope. With our wide promotions we even have visitors crossing the Pennines for a day trip!

Each year we raise money for village causes important to us all (the church, the school, the cricket club and the village hall). Last year was a record amount of £8000.

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A fantastic day out in one of North Yorkshire's most picturesque and friendly villages

Open gardens, music, ride-on steam train, entertainment, talks, demonstrations, food and drinks...

This year we have a spectacular 17 gardens open, varying in shapes and sizes, plus the following highlights:


Tearoom, Brymor ice creams, use of playground equipment, tombola

Ride on steam engine

11:30am Gardeners’ Question Time with Sam Shipman, Head Gardener at Beningbrough Hall 
12:30 - 2pm Pizza making
2:30pm Wine talk and tasting with Peter Townsend, Dunesforde Vineyard
3:30pm Foam-free flower arranging for all occasions with Fiona Boddy, Ouseburn Meadows Flower Farm


1.30pm & 3pm - Two half-hour concerts by the Dishforth Military Wives Choir

Plant stall and Pimms
12.15pm & 2pm Two one-hour performances by The Jon Taylor Trio


Display of Classic Cars

Bird & Bramble, ‘rustique’ gardenalia

Café with homemade quiche, salads, cakes and bakes
4pm - Raffle is drawn


Junior Cricket

Tickets are £7.50 for admission to all of the above. Under 16s free. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking and shuttle bus through the village.

Free parking at each end of the village

Free, accessible park and ride with bus stops through the village

Café serving hot & cold drinks, salads, quiche, pies, cakes and biscuits

Accessible toilets at the village hall and the school

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome

Can you offer any help or time, donate any raffle or tombola prizes?
Please fill out the google form

Contact us if you have any questions

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