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Ball Colegrave Public Open Evening

Ball Colegrave Trials Grounds will be open to the Public on the evening of Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 4pm to 8pm.

There are over 4 acres of spectacular trial grounds, colourful gardens and patio displays to explore as well as the largest display of hanging baskets and containers in the UK. A visit to the Open Evening also provides visitors with a very unique and special opportunity to preview New Plant Introductions yet to be released into Garden Centres in 2019 and experimental plant varieties we are looking at for the future!

Ball Colegrave are delighted to be joined again this year by plenty of exciting Craft Stalls along with Alpacas and musical entertainment from a Ukulele band, Choirs, a Barrel Organ and Morris Men.

As usual we will have a selection of patio plants for sale near the car park (don’t forget to bring carrier bags and boxes for your plant purchases).

Light refreshments are available for purchase, although you are most welcome to bring your own food and drink if you prefer. If we have a lovely sunny evening, why not bring a picnic!


Timetable of Entertainment (approximate timings):
Adderbury Ukes (4.30-5.30pm)
Rhythm Of Life Choir (5.30-6.30pm)
Adderbury Morris Men (6.30-7.30pm)
Rock Choir Aylesbury, Buckingham, Brackley, Banbury, Bicester & Towcester (6.45-7.45pm)

Allen & Rosie’s Barrel Organ, the Craft Stalls and the Alpacas will be on site throughout the evening

Admission is just £3.00 on the door (no advance bookings). Children under the age of 12 are free.

Sorry, no dogs permitted (except guide dogs)

Parking is free and just a very short walk to the entrance. Coach parties are welcome, but please do make us aware in advance so we can reserve suitable parking space.

A contribution from the admission fees will be made to our local hospice, Katharine House, and to the David Colegrave Foundation.

For Directions to Ball Colegrave, please click here