Bosham Open Gardens - Sunday, 9th June 2019

Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex 11am to 5pm

A small, picturesque village on one of the small inlets of Chichester Harbour, Bosham is renowned for its ancient church, as well as its historic links with King Canute, King Harold and the Bayeux Tapestry.

This biennial event offers a rare opportunity to visit many private gardens in and around Bosham Village. 

Whatever your gardening interests, there is something of interest for everyone:

waterside gardens featuring coastal and wind-tolerant plants
  • beautiful harbour views
  • more sheltered gardens in the village in a wide variety of styles and sizes
  • rose gardens
  • herbaceous borders
  • vegetable gardens
  • container planting
  • water features
  • afternoon teas
  • plant sales
  • come and listen to our singer for the afternoon over a cup of tea and a piece of home-made cake.  Graham Anthony has a repertoire of over 700 songs from gentle restaurant music to country to songs from the shows.  
All hosted in our tea garden in Canute Road which also features an open air theatre.
  • Lunches:  book lunch and a glass of wine in a waterfront garden on Bosham Hoe for £15.  For reservations and pre-payment, please contact John and Shirley Bartlett via

Entry cost: £8.00 per adult. Children under 14 go free. All assistance dogs allowed in the gardens. Dogs on leads allowed in some gardens (marked on route map that is handed out with tickets on the day).

Hog Roast lunch at Bosham Sailing Club                                       

Enjoy the wonderful views from Bosham Sailing Club’s terrace for either a morning coffee or a hog roast lunch – choose either ‘eat in’ or ‘to go’.  

Morning coffee:  11am onwards.  Hog roast:  12 noon-2pm.   No need to book.


Lunch for ‘Busy Lizzies’ at the Berkeley Arms

Join Linda and her team for a slice of delicious, warm quiche, green salad and new potatoes, specially prepared for ‘Busy Lizzy’ garden-goers. No need to book.

For further information, please contact any one of the Open Gardens Committee:

Rosalind Bowen:

Lucinda Hitchings:

Cass Macpherson:

Rosemary Hanbury:

Refreshments will be available in some gardens. See above for lunches. 

Tickets available from middle of May 2019 at Bosham Co-op (Delling Lane), Hilliers Garden Centre and Luscombes Newsagent; or in participating gardens and from Bosham Car Park on the day.

Shuttle bus from Bosham public car park to Bosham Hoe. 11:45am-4:30pm.

Bosham is situated about four miles west of Chichester. Head into Bosham village from the A259 and follow signs to the main Car Park at PO18 8HU.  Please note that this is a Pay and Display car park on Sunday.

This website will be updated with further details as soon as they are available.

Click below for photographs of:

Bosham Open Gardens   2017   2015   2013   2011

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