Southover Open Gardens blooms again!

Southover Open Gardens is back and blooming again for 2023 with a trail of secret gardens to explore in Lewes on Sunday June 11 from 2pm – 5pm. The event is hosted by us, Southover Bonfire Society, and is raising funds to buy some of the fireworks Lewes is famous for. There are a wide range of gardens to see, including several new ones: from large traditional English spaces to those that are smaller, or with a more contemporary feel.

Entry is by ticket only at £5 per person, kids under 16 go free.

STOP PRESS: Our advanced online ticket portal is now closed as of June 8. Anyone who has purchased an online ticket will receive their map by email from June 9.

The great news is you can still buy paper tickets for this Sunday June 11, 2pm-5pm, £5 per adult, kids under 16 go free) from:

The Swan Pub, 30 Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1HU; The King’s Head, 9 Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1HS; St Pancras Stores, Barber Court, St Pancras Road, Lewes, BN7 1JQ (open all week but only from 7.30am-1.30pm on Sundays); Lewes Tourist Information, 187 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2DE (open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, closed Sundays).

On the day itself, we plan to have two ticket sales points from 1.30pm until 4pm at the bottom of Keere Street and outside The Swan pub.

At the event, we kindly ask people to either have their printed ticket or have their electronic version showing on their phones to gain entry.

More info about Southover Open Gardens can be found on our Facebook page:

The Southover Open Gardens event email is: