Stogumber with the Quantock hills behind
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Stogumber is deservedly renowned for its beautiful gardens.

Every year since 1982 several gardens have been open on a weekend in June to raise money for charity. In the last 5 years nearly £35,000 has been raised. Initially, all the proceeds went to St Mary's Church. Currently, although 50% still goes to the church, in 2019 we will give 25% to Somerset Coastal YMCA (Dulverton Group) at the Beach Hotel Minehead and 25% to The Children's Hospice South West.

In 2019, the main village open weekend will be on 8-9th June. Opening times are 10:30-5:30 on both days. There will be 14 gardens to visit, ranging from small central cottage gardens to large country gardens on the outskirts. Admission is £6 with children under 14 free. It covers unlimited access to all gardens on both the Saturday and Sunday. Dogs on leads are permitted in most of the gardens. In addition to the gardens, there are delicious refreshments in the village hall (coffee, sandwiches, light lunches, cakes, cream teas, etc), plant stalls, a cake stall, a church bric-a-brac stall, and a hospice stall.

On Sunday 16 June from 2-6pm, 5 gardens are open under the National Gardens Scheme (the "yellow book"). The entrance fee is £5. Teas will be available in the village hall, and there will be some plants for sale.

Boggy area at Braglands Barn

Boggy area at Braglands Barn

Looking down the garden at Knoll Cottage

Looking down the garden at Knoll Cottage