25th June to 3rd July

See our events pages for further details.

Open Gardens



We will be running this popular event again this year, from Saturday 25th June to Sunday 3rd July, full details below. 





If you would like to take part and open your garden during Festival week, we would love to include you.
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This Years Gardens:


Welwyn Festival Open Gardens - Sat 25th June to Sun 3rd July 2022





Sat 25th June


 4-7 pm


New garden ...


The Cottage, Ayot Green,


A walled garden rescued from being a wilderness 20 years ago.  The garden is a mix of herbs and shrubs with a beautiful display of roses


Refreshments available

Sun 26th


2 – 5 pm


Digswell Horticultural Society -  Open Garden Village Trail  – a collection of 5 local Digswell Gardens open for the Welwyn Festival


Purchase your ticket at the first house £5 adults (children under 12 free) – ticket includes a “passport” to all 5 Digswell Gardens


Start the Open Garden trail  at  77 Warren Way, AL6 0DL. -

A family garden with access to surrounding woodland.  Medium sized multi-purpose garden with an eclectic mix of planting- perennial borders and mixed shrubs.





Refreshments available

Tues 28th


5 -7 pm


Gothic House, Mill  Lane, AL6 9LW


This garden is something old, something new with a bit of a jungle


Refreshments available

Wed 29th 


6-8 pm


 5.30–8 pm



 Little Manor Cottage, 4 School Lane, AL6 9DZ.




15 Heathbrow Road, Oaklands,


 Eccentric! An ever-changing space with roses, perennials and much more.

Refreshments available



A medium sized mature garden with many beds sporting cottage garden favourites along with tropical borders (including bananas and tetrapanax) and a fernery.  The greenhouses contain carnivorous plants and vegetables. 

Refreshments available

Thurs  30th


4-8 pm





The Fernery, Danesbury, AL6 9RD




Parking is available at the top end of North Ride, AL6 9RD or nearby on the Danesbury Estate.


Danesbury Fernery, built in 1860, has been recovered by volunteers who continue to work hard to restore the garden as a community asset.  Further planting has recently taken place and entertainment will once again be provided by the Welwyn Harmony Choir.


Refreshments available

Fri 1st  July


6 – 8 pm


1 Bowmans Close, AL6 9QE


Look out for the front garden with a twist on your way in and, in the back, a colourful patio and places to ponder over a glass of wine.

Refreshments available


Daily entrance to gardens in and around Welwyn Village is £2 per adult (children under 12 free}


Entrance to visit all five Digswell Gardens on Sunday 26th will be £5.00 per adult (children under 12 free)