Summer in the garden - delightful displays and lawned spaces are opened to the public in Banburyshire village of Hornton this weekend
A number of beautifully tended gardens in Hornton open to the public this weekend to raise money for good causes.
Eleven gardens, some surrounding historic properties in the village, will be on show on Sunday (July 4) between 2pm - 6pm as well as the community's allotments. There will also be socially-distanced tea and cakes available as well as a plant sale on the village green.
The village green is also the central location for a map of participating properties and payment for the gardens tour. Because of Covid payment will be cash only.
There is a trail quiz to accompany the open gardens on the village website – www.hornton.org.uk – under Hornton Happenings. No village or insider knowledge is necessary.
Visitors are advised to take care in the gardens. Some have uneven steps, steep slopes and ponds or water features. Hornton stone is very slippery when wet.
The Grade 1-listed Parish Church will be open to visitors and has an interesting Medieval doom painting. The Methodist Chapel is also open.
There will be teas at The Cottage in Church Lane and for those wanting a stronger drink there will be plenty of Hooky ale at the Dun Cow pub.
Dogs may be taken but on leads and owners should clear up after their pet.
Entry is just £5 and all proceeds will go to very good causes - Katharine House Hospice, Hornton Methodist Church and the village's pavilion fund.