This hugely successful triennial Festival will be entering its 36th year and raises funds for the general maintenance of our historic 12th Century parish church of St. John the Baptist.
Feckenham is a charming Domesday village situated along the Saltway that runs from Droitwich to Alcester (B4090). At its largest, the historic Forest of Feckenham extended south to the Avon and south-west to the gates of Worcester once employing Geoffrey Chaucer as Clerk of Works and Keeper of the Lodge, in 1389.
As many listeners to The Archers will know Hanbury (Ambridge) is just down the road so this is most definitely Archers territory, with many similar storylines! The 2012 Festival was featured in the BBC’s Gardeners World Programme.
In 2018, over 30 gardens were open to visitors who arrived in their hundreds from all over the country (as far away as Yorkshire and Sussex and some from overseas). We also welcomed coaches bringing members from Swansea and Bristol Horticultural and Gardening Clubs. We hope to have a similar number of gardens open again in 2021.
Many of our gardens are hidden and vary enormously in size and style, from tiny courtyard gardens to those rather larger. This variety creates a huge amount of interest with an element of surprise. There will also be a magnificent themed Flower Festival in the Church.
As previously, we hope to have stands for local nurseries selling plants, The Barn traditional and contemporary garden supplies, Feckenham Forest History Society, Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream, W.I. teas in the Village Hall and a pig roast/barbeque. There are also two public houses and a national award-winning community shop in the village which will be open all day.
The Festival will be open between 11am and 5pm Saturday 15th and
Sunday 16th May.
Visitors should follow all signs to the Festival Car Park in the village where, upon admission, they will be provided with a detailed programme. Disabled and coach parking available.
Admission - £7.50 per person - children under 16 free.