Secret Gardens of Oxton returns for 2022

The award-winning Secret Gardens of Oxton makes a welcome return on Sunday, May 8 after a two-year absence because of the pandemic.

Eighteen gardens will open to the public and there will be an array of craft and plant stalls, live entertainment, children’s activities, a gala raffle and food and drink from a host of local businesses.

The popular family day out was first launched in 2001 by the Oxton Society to give people the chance to see some of the beautiful gardens ‘hidden’ behind the conservation area’s sandstone walls. It has attracted thousands of visitors over the years and raised £340,000 for local charities.

Organiser Lisa Stafford said, “The Secret Gardens of Oxton is the highlight of the local calendar and the whole village is excited to be able to welcome visitors again. We have had to hold ‘virtual’ tours of the gardens online over the past two years but there is nothing like experiencing what Oxton has to offer first-hand.”

Advance tickets, priced £8, are on sale now in Oxton Village shops, the Williamson Art Gallery, Brennan Ayre O’Neill (Prenton and Bromborough) and Homebird, Heswall.

Online tickets can be purchased at Tickets will be £10 on the day. Proceeds will be divided between the Oxton Society and three charities assisting with parking and refreshments – Birkenhead Woodcraft Folk, Stick ‘n’ Step, and Shaftesbury Youth Club.

The event, which is sponsored by Bogans Carpets, Revive Stone Walls, and Brennan Ayre O’Neill, runs from 10am and 5pm. Free car parking is available on Oxton Fields, Storeton Road and the Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Road.

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