This is the Art and Music programme for 2017.

It is anticipated that the 2019 programme will have at least as many events. 

Stony Stratford is a place with a thriving arts scene. To celebrate this, Stony Open Gardens features art and music in many of the gardens. The weekend is also the subject of a new poem by Stephen Hobbs, this year's Bard of Stony Stratford. To access the poem, click on the link below:


The full programme for art and music over the weekend is listed below. The numbers refer to the numbers on the map that is the entry programme.

Art and Music on Saturday 24th June.

Timed Events

  • 16. 1 Calverton Road

2pm to 4pm. St Mary and St Giles’ Band. 

  • 1. York House

2.30pm. Junction 14 Ladies Acapella Chorus 

  • 15. 30 Calverton Road

12 noon to 3pm. Erin, a silversmith, will be at work, with small items for sale. 

  • 30. 110 Clarence Road

Time to be arranged: Stony Fiddle Club

Art and Music on Sunday 25th June

Timed Events

  • 7. 12 Claremont Avenue

12 noon to 1pm Duo Clive

  • 6. 4 Claremont Avenue

2.15pm to 3.15pm. Enigma Quintet

  • 15. 30 Calverton Road

12 noon to 3pm. Angela, a local artist, will display the art of collage with small items for sale.

  • 16. 1 Calverton Road

2pm to 4pm. St Mary and St Giles’ Band

  • 17. 12 Market Square

From 2pm music from Chris Allin and Neil Mercer

During Sunday Afternoon (time to be arranged!)

  • 18. 36 Church Street

The Reluctants, the all-female choir, will perform here.

  • 21. 127b High Street

Paul and Lynne from the Cock and Bull Band will entertain here.

  • 22. 147 High Street

The Reluctants will also perform here.

  • 29. Jesuan House, London Road

Stony Fiddle Club will play a set here.

All Afternoon Events on Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25

  • 1.York House.

  A projection of old photographs of Stony Stratford and floral photos

  • 3. 136 London Rd.

A piano to listen to or play!

  • 6. 4, Claremont Avenue.

Ceramics by Laurie Keck will be on display with many for sale, with a percentage to Willen Hospice.

  • 9. 16, Claremont Avenue.

There will be an exhibition here of heraldic shields painted by local artist Peter Osborne for the 800th anniversary of Queen Eleanor in 1990.

  • 14. 11, Crosshills.

The garden will contain illustrations explaining the gradual development of the garden over the years.

  • 17. 12, Market Square

Floral arrangements developed by Stony Stratford Flower Club will be for sale along with small Christmas trees. There will be a small exhibition of historic photographs of Stony Stratford.

  • 19. 34, Church St.

Teas will be served here and there will be seating in order to enjoy the music at 32!

  • 20. 32, Church St.

Eye2eye, a local acoustic duo, will play and sing here with a repertoire of songs from pop, country folk and acoustic rock from the 6os to the present.

  • 31. 112, Clarence Rd.

Local watercolourist Jim Coggins will be painting here during the weekend, hoping to complete his painting of the garden.