The weekend of Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2017 around twenty of the lovely private gardens in Usk are open to visitors 10am-5pm, to raise money for local charities.
The gardens range from small cottage gardens to the grand sweep of medieval Usk Castle. All are in walking distance of the free car parks and there is a regular mini-bus service around the town (10am - 4.45pm).
Usk is an historic town on the banks of the river Usk just 20 minutes drive from the Severn bridge. Have a picnic on the banks of the river, or there are great places to eat and drink. Visitors can browse in a number of antique and craft outlets and independent shops. The Victorian Courthouse and Rural Life Museum throw their doors open to the public and there is a Gardener's Market, with lots of plants at very reasonable prices.
There is ample free parking in two main car parks plus a coach park. All are well signposted.There is also free blue-badge parking at Usk Castle car park.
You can buy your Garden Passport from one of the stalls in the Maryport St free car parks, or in Twyn Square. The gardens are open 10am - 5pm on both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017: admission is £7.50 for one day or £10.00 for the whole weekend. Children aged 14 and under are admitted free.
Usk Open Gardens has become a regular pre-Hampton Court RHS venue. If you are organising a tour or group visit, please do contact us via UskOpenGardens@gmail.com to make special arrangements.
Take photos during Open Gardens and enter our "What Makes Usk Open Gardens Special" competition. The prize winning photo will win a £25 garden voucher, 2 tickets for Usk Open Gardens 2018 and appear on next year's garden passport and Usk Open Gardens website with accreditation. Post your entries by July 1st 2017 via UskOpenGardens Facebook or Instagram pages, or email UskOpenGardens@gmail.com
2016 Prize-winning entry "Red Roses at Usk Castle" by Bernard C Williams