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There's a delightful chocolate box village which is a Shere delight, actually the sweet shop is called Shere Delight, the village is just Shere. Located just a few miles out of Guildford in the Surrey Hills, the village has everything you would imagine from a place standing still in time, apart from the cars, too many cars but it was Shere's Open Gardens event.
Before we look at the gardens, let's have a look round.
There are some lovely shops, a restaurant, a couple of pubs, cafés, an open air swimming pool, a museum - fancy that in such a tiddly place. The river passing through, with ducks afloat, is the Tillingbourne. A playground by the Village Hall, which has red checked tablecloths, has wonderful views over the North Downs. Some of the buildings were designed by Lutyens.
If you zoom into the map below, you'll see when each of the houses was built.
St James Church, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, is in the centre of town with a lychgate bedecked in flowers.
Even the public conveniences below, looked special, having been converted from the old fire station.
The allotments were spick and span and thriving. Every single space had been lovingly used.
Next time, we'll peek through those garden gates and enjoy picking up a few tips.