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

Garden History Research Day

In Conjunction with neighbouring County Gardens Trusts, we are holding a Garden History Research Day on Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at the History Centre, Chippenham This day is free and open to any of our members who would like to learn how to research garden history with Avon Gardens Trust. No experience is necessary. We will have a number of speakers as well as being shown documents from the archives. We are sharing the Research …

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Festival of Archaeology at Prior Park

Festival of Archaeology in the Pasture at Prior Park On week days from 17 July until 28 July Prior Park will host a team of archaeology volunteers from the National Trust and Bath and Counties Archaeological Society (BACAS) to discover hidden water features in the Pasture. They hope to find evidence of the ‘Bason of Water’ conceived by John Wood, as shown shown on the Anthony Walker drawing from 1750, as well as a cascade …

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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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NGS gardens in Avon open in July 2023

Monday 10 July- Berwick Lodge, Berwick Drive, Bristol, Avon, BS10 7TD Sunday 16 July- Daggs Allotments, High Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 2AW Thursday 20 July- Special Plants, Greenway Lane, Cold Ashton, South Gloucestershire, SN14 8LA Sunday 23 July- College Barn, Benter, Oakhill, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5BJ Sunday 23 July- Fire Engine House, Benter, Oakhill, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5BJ Sunday 23 July- Benter Gardens, Benter, …

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Avon Gardens open during June and early July 2023

Acton Court – Open to the public 31 May to 2 July 2023  –  For more details NGS openings for June and early July  –  For more details Special Plants,   Greenway Lane, Cold Ashton, South Gloucestershire, SW14 8 LA 15 June 2023 Swift House,   9 Lyndale Avenue, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, Avon, BS9 IBS & 17-18 June 2023 42 Silver Street,   Midsomer Morton, Radstock, Avon, BA3 2EY 18 June 2023  Mellowstones,   Staples Hill, Freshford, Bath, Avon, BA2 …

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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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Avon Gardens Trust Lecture.

Edwardian Country Life – the Story of H Avray Tipping A lecture from Helena Gerrish to be held on Saturday 11 March 2023 at the Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution, Queen Square, Bath. BA1 2HN. Commencing 2.30 pm in the Elwin Room. Henry Avray Tipping (1855-1933) was a wealthy Edwardian gentleman, a prolific and distinguished architectural historian and a garden designer of note.  As Architectural Editor of Country Life he made that magazine essential …

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Heritage Open days – William Champion’s Garden at Warmley

Statue of Neptune at William Champion garden at Warmley

Kingswood Heritage Museum, Tower Lane, Warmley, Bristol, Bristol, BS30 8XT The remarkable surviving Grade II 18th century garden of brassworker William Champion with a giant statue of Neptune and astonishing hidden grotto with a central pool surrounded by 6 grotesque faces with gaping jaws opening into subterranean tunnels. The remarkable and rare surviving Grade II designated 18th century garden of the industrialist William Champion is hidden behind his brass mill (now Kingswood Museum) and pin …

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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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