Gardens set to open in Slindon for charity

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Slindon is set to invite visitors to enjoy more than 20 gardens this month.

Slindon Open Gardens Sunday is a popular event in the local calendar, attracting many visitors.

The event aims to raise money both for the upkeep of the 900 year old St Mary’s Church, and the national charity Action Medical Research for children.

Slindon is more than 50 per cent owned by the National Trust and is beautifully situated on the edge of the South Downs.

There are great views to the sea and the coastal plain from the top of the village.

There are three tea gardens open this year for visitors to sit and relax and enjoy refreshments and there will be a plant stall.

One ticket gives access to over 20 gardens including gardens which regularly open for the NGS.

This year there will also be a well-stocked plant stall.

Mary Moor, local chairman of Action Medical Research and a Slindon resident, said: “Do come and visit the beautifully preserved village of Slindon and take up our invitation to enjoy many lovely gardens from behind the flint walls and yew hedges.

“With plenty of history to explore in the village and many colourful herbaceous borders, lavender beds and roses to admire in the month of June, it is a great afternoon to wander round and experience a snap shot of a traditional rural setting.

“We hope to welcome many new visitors as well as old friends.”

The event will run between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday, June 19.

Visitors are advised to enter the village from the A29 via Reynolds Lane from which there is access to free parking in the field beside the Coronation (Village) Hall.

Tickets are available in the car parks or the individual gardens at £5 per adult.

Children under 16 go free.

For further information, contact Mary Moor on 01243 814 227 or Rosemary Barrett 01243 814625. Alternatively, visit for more information.

Action Medical Research works to save and change children’s lives through medical research. The charity believes that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten.

It has been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine.

For more information about the charity, visit

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