Open gardens return to Meon Valley village for good causes 

Hill Farm House opened its garden to the public to raise money for the Rowans Hospice in April 2015. (LtoR) Ruth White, from Rowans Hospice, the former Mayor of Winchester Jane Rutter, Duncan Rutter. Picture: Keith Woodland (160005-022)
Hill Farm House opened its garden to the public to raise money for the Rowans Hospice in April 2015. (LtoR) Ruth White, from Rowans Hospice, the former Mayor of Winchester Jane Rutter, Duncan Rutter. Picture: Keith Woodland (160005-022)
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GARDEN lovers will be able to explore the grounds of houses in Swanmore for three good causes this weekend.

The Meon Valley village is holding its bi-annual open garden event from 1pm until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Hill Farm House opened its garden to the public to raise money for the Rowans Hospice in 2015. Picture: Keith Woodland (160005-009)

Hill Farm House opened its garden to the public to raise money for the Rowans Hospice in 2015. Picture: Keith Woodland (160005-009)

The event starts at the Paterson Centre, in Church Road, with a free park and ride. 

Tickets cost £6, under 15s are free, with the proceeds shared between three charities – Rowans Hospice, St. Barnabas and Bishop’s Waltham Food Bank. For more details call (01489) 892750. 

Jenny Maunder in her garden at Hill Farm House, Droxford Road at the Swanmore Open Garden event in April 2015

Jenny Maunder in her garden at Hill Farm House, Droxford Road at the Swanmore Open Garden event in April 2015