Saturday, 11 September 2021 - Sunday, 12 September 2021 at All Day
William Champion’s Garden at Warmley
Heritage Open Day 11-12th September
The remarkable surviving Grade II 18th century garden of brassworker William Champion with its astonishing hidden grotto will be open over the Heritage Open Days weekend of 11th – 12th of September from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The concealed 18th century grotto, a unique remnant of Champion’s pleasure grounds, is open for these two days, allowing visitors to make their way through the fantastical gaping jaws of grotesque ‘faces’ into candle-lit tunnels, past a pool fed by a tumbling cascade which once flowed from Champion’s brassworks.
Beyond the grotto, they will discover the giant Statue of Neptune, once towering above a huge lake, the rare ‘snail’ viewing mound and ‘Echo Pond’ and Champion’s ‘summerhouse’ in the woods.
The Grotto is open Saturday 11 September – Sunday 12 September from 1100-1600, no booking required
The unique18th century garden pleasure garden is hidden behind Champion’s brass mill (now Kingswood Museum) and pin factory (the Clocktower). Access is from Tower Lane or the car park below Warmley House on Tower Road North. Toilets and a cafe are available at Kingswood Heritage Museum beside the garden in Tower Lane.