Now that the festive period is over your thoughts could turn to planning the Year ahead including your garden, family and friends.

We are keen to receive applications to take part in this year’s festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June. we have our garden openers meeting arranged for Monday 19th February so we'd need the application form by Friday 16th February. The Openers meeting will be The Haven. Do attend even if you have not received the agenda.Times etc will be sent out nearer to the date. {please do take the time to fill in the form and boost the number of gardens opening currently 4 and remember you can open just your front garden. See our website for the form: (forms in the ‘applications’ folder).

There is no fee for private gardens but please fill in the form labelled ‘private gardens’. We do need the information for the blue booklet.

There are also forms for the artists and musicians to complete.

If you know you are going to be hosting an artist or a music act please get them to complete their form as well.This will ensure their details go on the website and in the booklet.

Community venues also have a form and it will be ready very shortly. This year we are asking our community venues to choose between a fee of £50 before the event or a 15% donation of any profits made on sales of refreshments or other sales after the event. These donations are used to fund the festival expenses and any surplus collected will be donated to a local charity.

All gardens are free to collect for a charity, we will need to know the name of the charity and the amount collected after the festival. Collections for a charity are to be donated to them direct by the garden opener.

If you prefer to complete a paper copy of the form then contact Elizabeth Taylor, our Gardens coordinator, her telephone number is 01273 491725 and her email is

We ask you to encourage neighbours to join-in as well on this joyous community and family event – as they create clusters of gardens to help our visitors experience the lovely gardens that we have in Henfield.

Other questions please do ring Suzanne our secretary 01273 495104 or contact us via our website and we will do our best to assist.

Application Forms can be accessed via our website at

Finally, do make a diary entry for you and your family and friends to visit us in June and make this a Happy Year and take pleasure in our gardens.