Discover the delights of Didsbury and support St Ann’s

By News Team on June 8, 2018

Discover the delights of Didsbury by viewing over 30 of its hidden spaces and beautiful gardens.

Didsbury Open Gardens is on Sunday, June 17, ( 11.30 am to 5.30 pm) when the public get a rare chance to go behind the scenes.

This community event also provides lots to entertain families, including live music, an arts trail, birds of prey display, willow weaving and a stone carving demonstration.

Proceeds from the event, now in its 10th year, go to charity with St Ann’s Hospice the main beneficiary. More than £50,000 has already been donated to the hospice.

Didsbury Open Gardens brings people together and is a chance for them to discover Didsbury, its hidden gems and in some cases rediscover old friends. I've lived in Didsbury for 25 years and am extremely proud of the area. The event is a blend of people and places whether you are visiting a Japanese or cottage garden or taking a tour of the allotments. Maria Stripling, Didsbury Open Gardens Organiser

Participants include volunteers at Maggie’s Centre at The Christie; parishioners of St James Church, friends of Didsbury Parsonage, plus private garden owners.

Programmes at £5 admitting one (under 12s free) are available from The Cheese Hamlet;  Fusion Deli; Holt Pavilion Café, Didsbury Park, and via

The success of the Didsbury event has inspired other towns to follow its lead and organise their own popular open gardens days.