June 8th – 9th, 2019


An Annual Affair

Eye Open Gardens

June 8th – 9th, 2019

Each year the small town of Eye, Suffolk opens many of its private gardens to visitors – every year there are at least 25 gardens for our visitors to view.

The five pound entry ticket covers both days and can be bought over the weekend from the Town hall. Accompanied children are free.

Eye Suffolk, Open Gardens Weekend Poster 2019

Eye Suffolk, Open Gardens Weekend Poster 2019

The Vintage Cream Teas were simply delicious!
— Available from 12 noon – 5pm both days. At the Town Hall.

Schedule of Events

Weekend attractions

We have stalls in our Town Hall selling bric-a-brac, homemade jams, antiques, pottery, plants and new stall holders are joining us every year. We have a tombola stall and our vintage teas which are on sale over both days in the Town Hall are very popular with our visitors.

For the past two years, we have been able to offer free rides on a vintage bus taking visitors to the outlying gardens of the Town and these bus rides are becoming very popular with young and older visitors alike.

Other attractions include: Eye Church, Eye Castle, The Moors, Eye Town Trail, Eateries, Shops and many more...

Vintage Cream Teas

Cream Teas

Available from 12 noon – 5pm both days.
At the Town Hall.


Mini Scarecrow competition

This year we’re holding a mini scarecrow competition for the children of St Peter and St Paul CofE Primary School.

Every child will be provided with a bag of resources in order to make their own scarecrow. Resources kindly donated by Green Door Antiques, Shelf Interiors and The Fabric Shop Eye.

Scarecrows will be displayed in the school hall on Saturday for our visitors to view between 12:30 – 17:30.


vintage Bus ride

FREE rides all day.



Tickets on sale from 11:30.

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INSTANT SUNSHINE at Eye Parish Church

Eye is a jewel of a town in North Suffolk with a wealth of interesting places to visit and friendly places to shop and eat.
— Photo kindly supplied by John Fielding


Thank you

The Eye Parish Church Development Appeal wishes to express its gratitude to all its sponsors. See the full list here.

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Harrison Edge Estate Agents, situated in the historic market town of Eye, specialise in the sale of country and town houses throughout this beautiful part of East Anglia.

From the dual points of Eye, in North Suffolk and Diss, in South Norfolk the experience of Simon Harrison and associates serves the region whether Buying, Selling, Renting or establishing the value of a particular property related asset by way of planning permission and development.



Having been established since 1965, the name of Bernard Tatum and Son Ltd is very well known in the Eye area, and beyond. As a family business, it has built a strong reputation for reliability and quality service. Our installation services cover agricultural, commercial, industrial and domestic as well as Fire Alarms and Emergency Lighting installation.


Susan Whymark Funeral Service

Susan Whymark Funeral Service Ltd is an independent, family run business with funeral homes in both Eye, Suffolk and Harleston in Norfolk.

We understand that when people come to us, it is at a confusing and distressing time. Our aim is to make everything as straightforward and stress free as possible. We can help you with all aspects of arranging a funeral; from ordering flowers and printing an order of service through to providing bereavement support.

The church is one of the grandest in Suffolk, not only on the outside, but also with regards to the treasures within.
The great flint-encrusted tower was rebuilt in the second half of the 15th Century.
— Eye Parish Church



Eye, Suffolk


Eye is a jewel of a town in North Suffolk with a wealth of interesting places to visit and friendly places to shop and eat. Dominated by its outstanding Victorian flint and brick Town Hall commissioned in 1857 by E B Lamb, the town of Eye was until the 1970s the smallest borough in the country. The Town is built around Eye Castle which possibly dates back to the eleventh century and is well worth a visit. You can take a leisurely walk around the town trail and visit some of the wonderful historic buildings. Recent spurts in population may see a step change in the town’s future development.

The magnificent fifteenth century Church of St Peter and St Paul is featured in the Churches and Chapels section of “Days Out in Suffolk” available from Mid Suffolk Tourist Information Centre. Just beside the Church is the Guild Hall which again dates back to the 1400’s.

County: Suffolk
Postcode for Sat Nav:
IP23 7AF (please verify before travelling)

From the A140 take B1077 and park in Cross St car park or Buckshorn Lane in tow centre.

Not only is it a feast for gardeners, but it enables all visitors to enjoy the many secret spaces behind the historic buildings.
— Simon Harrison, director of Harrison Edge