Bedminster’s gardens reveal their green and beautiful secrets

What does Bedminster make you think of? Long terrace of red brick houses, old factory buildings or rows of cafes and shops? This summer you can discover another hidden side of Bedminster when local gardeners open their ‘secret’ private gardens for you to visit. 

Over the weekend of Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June more than 30 gardens will be open for you to visit. You’ll be able to get inspiration, enter a world of plants and see creative, productive and beautiful gardens that are normally hidden from the public eye.

This year the Bedminster’s Secret Gardens guide and map is available free from the Southville Centre, Riverside Garden Centre and lots of other local venues - or you can download it from When you visit your first garden you’ll be asked to make a suggested minimum donation of £2 per person - you’ll then get a sticker to show you’ve donated. Children are welcome to visit for free but must be supervised by an adult.

All the proceeds raised will go to supporting projects that help reduce loneliness and isolation among local older people.