Heatons Open Gardens Day 2020

Sun 17th May 2020

The return of this very popular event , details to follow

For photos of previuos events follow the link below


NOTE :-      information below was for 2019  -  page will be updated early in 2020

 This will be the seventh Open Gardens organised by the Rotary Club of Stockport  Lamplighter and we hope that you will come along and support us again.

 We started in 2012 with twelve private gardens and continued until 2017 when we decided the gardeners deserved to rest for a year.

 The event was warmly welcomed back by the Heatons’ community in 2018 and has grown into an even more community based event this year with the addition of two local clubs and a new wine bar.

 I am delighted to welcome the Heatons’ W.I.who have kindly agreed to create a “Yarn Storming” event in Heaton Moor park. This should prove to be both creative and a great deal of fun with knitted creatures adorning the railings and trees.

 West Heaton Tennis, Bowling and Squash Clubhave joined us to showcase their “Kitchen Garden” project and to welcome us into their clubhouse.

 The new Heatons wine bar, Cork of the North, have created a courtyard garden at the back of their shop specially for the day and will open earlier than usual especially for us

 Sustainable Living in the Heatons(SLH) has worked with St Paul’s pre -school on a new raised bed outside St Paul’s Nursery behind St Paul’s Church. They warmly invite you to call to see it and to discuss their work with volunteers and school pupils. They are not on the main map, St Paul’s post code is SK4 4RY

 Last years  Open Gardens day raised over £5,000 for various charities. Let’s hope that the sun shines this year and we can raise such a wonderful amount again. Thank you



 Please be vigilant on your journey round the gardens and the neighbourhood bearing in mind that there may be hazards on your way. Some gardens have ponds and water features so keep your children with you. Paths can be uneven, garden implements may be lying around, so care is needed at all times.



 We couldn’t run this event without the owners of our local shops, who happily sell programmes for us a month before the event. I am very grateful to them and hope you will offer them your support.

 Blaggs Hardware. 64-66 Heaton Moor Rd SK4 4NZ

Blaggs is an independent, family run hardware shop, which has served the local community for over 100 years. Their aim is to mix the traditional ironmongers with a modern twist. If they don’t stock it they will do their very best to get it for you. Why not give them a try ?

 Blue Corn Organic Food Store. 208 Heaton Moor Rd. SK4 44DU

Run by a friendly, helpful husband and wife team for sixteen years, this great little shop stocks many organic and gluten free items alongside a small café serving delicious coffee and snacks both inside and out.

You are sure to receive a warm welcome.

 Unwins Greengrocers. 145 Heaton Moor Rd. SK4 4HY

Run by the same family in the same row of shops for over forty years, Unwins  sells  a variety of delicious fruit and vegetables alongside a beautiful selection of fresh flowers and plants. Friendly, helpful staff.

 The Good Life. 472 Didsbury Rd. SK4 3BP

A welcome addition to the Heatons is this environmentally friendly shop, aiming to reduce packaging, where you can take your jars and containers to be refilled. Cash free except for the sweet shop, which accepts hard earned pocket  money !

 The Crown Inn. 6 Vale Close. SK4 3DS

The Crown is under new management and has undergone a transformation, aptly seeing itself now as a country pub in the suburbs. Meals served daily including some evenings with details on the website. Garden  area, Sunday lunches and Robinson’s beer.  What more could you ask for ?

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