William Champion’s Garden Website

Statue of Neptune at William Champion garden at Warmley

William Champion’s Garden in Warmley, South Gloucestershire, was created by the 18th century industrialist and Quaker William Champion. It is designated Grade II on the UK Parks & Gardens Register (at risk) and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, together with Champion’s brass mill, which houses Kingswood Heritage Museum, and his original pin factory, known as the Clock Tower. It is owned by South Gloucestershire Council. A Friends group was established in 2020 with Kay Ross …

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Clifton & Hotwells Open Gardens

Clifton & Hotwells Open Gardens 10th Anniversary  8th & 9th June 2024. Visitors will again have access to more than 20 communal gardens & squares which are mostly private, with a variety of refreshments and entertainment. There are a mixture of formal gardens, woodland & wild gardens. There will be talks, conducted tours, a tree trail, and singing with local choirs. Tickets £8 from Eventbrite, or £7 on the day https://www.gssg-bristol.com

Appeal – Hanging Gardens at Crews Hole, Bristol

A wood in the heart of Bristol is up for sale with the prospect of development. Part of the woodland was once a formal garden and there is a historic bathhouse abutting the property but not part of it. This historic woodland was featured in early AGT Journals with articles by James Russell on the ‘Hanging Gardens of Crews Hole’ and the associated Bath House. The woodland in front of the Bath House, including the garden …

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Horticulture course in Bath

New horticulture courses at The Urban Garden, Bath starting September 2023. Gardening can boost our mental health If you are struggling with your mental health and/or are on a low income you can sign up for our courses in practical horticulture starting in September. You will learn a variety of gardening techniques in a professional environment while feeling good at the same time. Level 1 City & Guilds in practical horticulture Starts Wednesday 13th September …

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AGT at NGS gardens open days

Avon Gardens Trust are having a stand at a few National Gardens Scheme (NGS) ‘open gardens’ in 2023. Please come and visit us and see some wonderful gardens – all in aid of the NGS charities. Saturday 27th May 2-5pm – The Hayes, Newton St Lowe, Bath. BA2 9BU. [39] 1 Acre garden on the edge of Dutchy of Cornwall village. Herbaceous borders and formal lawns and terraces, informal garden trees and long grass, bulbs …

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Organic Gardening

As part of the Soil Associations Organic September, Yeo Valley are hosting a number of inspiring and influential speakers in their meadow yurt. Topics to get your pulse racing include: Charles Dowding asks To Dig or Not to Dig? Anton Rosenfeld, Garden Organic supported by North Somerset talks all things compost. Chris Smith, Pennard Plants. Talks pests and diseases and how to get your own back the nature friendly way. Fiona Haser Bizony, Electric Daisy Flower Farm.  Thanks …

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Urban Garden Opening in Bath

There is a new garden centere opening in Victoria Park, Bath on the site of the old B&NES Council Nurseries. This is a community led project and the plants are great quality. The aims of the Urban garden are sumarised – We are part of Grow Yourself, an established Community Interest Company (CIC), which for the past 5 years, has been helping young people get back into work. Our profits fund a programme of horticultural therapy …

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Garden Museum Fundraising Swim: September 2020

The Director of the Garden Museum, Christopher Woodward, is planning an epic fundraising swim, aiming to raise £100,000 towards the £270,000 shortfall of funds needed to save the museum.  We spotted their cry for help and were eager to support this worthy endeavour. Within a day or so, our committee had unanimously agreed, by email, that this was a fantastic cause that we must contribute towards, and approved a donation of £500. Based in the …

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William Champions Garden at Warmley

Statue of Neptune at William Champion garden at Warmley

The Garden in Warmley, South Gloucestershire, was originally created by the 18th century industrialist William Champion. It is designated Grade II on the UK Parks & Gardens Register and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, together with Champion’s brass mill, which houses Kingswood Heritage Museum, and his original pin factory, known as the Clock Tower. The Garden contains a number of historic 18th century features that are all listed Grade II: The Grotto, Statue of Neptune, …

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Explore Warmley Gardens and Grotto

Warmley garden

Explore the Warmley gardens and grotto on a guided walk, every 2nd Sunday in the month (April to November), starting from the Museum at 2.15pm, fee £3.00 per adult. This circular walk will take approximately 90 minutes on level ground, some of which may be muddy in wet weather. Bring a torch to help you explore as you wander through the grottoes, which will be specially opened for you by your guide. For more information …

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