News from Avon Gardens Trust

The latest news and updates from AGT.

Greening the High Street Grant

Community groups and organisations can apply for up to £4,000 for new planting schemes for their high street or local shopping area. Adding planting can improve an area’s character and attractiveness which can benefit local residents, visitors and businesses. They also create shelter and habitats for nature and can help improve local air quality. We are keen to support innovative schemes that respond to our changing climate. Priority will be given to applications in or …

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Kingswood Park – Gardening workshops

November Gardening workshops will be running from 1pm to 3pm on the following dates. The workshops are free and are open to anyone who would like to learn more about gardening. No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided. No need to book, just turn up! Meet at the bandstand at Kingswood Park. Wednesday 22 November – Winter Maintenance in the community garden We have a range of tasks to prepare the community garden …

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New workshops at the Urban Garden, Bath.

The Urban garden in Bath are hosting a series of workshop this Autumn. They are being held at the back of their beautiful glasshouse in Victoria Park, Bath. Have a look at what is on offer! It’s a great way to support local social enterprise and you get 10% off on all items bought on the day. For booking take a look at their website 

Hanging Gardens at Crews Hole -update

Our campaign and crowd funder to save Blackswarth Road Wood in urban Bristol has been a huge success so far, thanks in no small part to the many wonderful local and national groups who have rallied to support us and help reach many new supporters. The auction takes place at 5:30PM on Wednesday 13th September and while we’re confident, there is still a real danger that a competing bidder may attempt to acquire the woodland …

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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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Sydney Gardens, Bath

Sydney Gardens, Bath, Supper Boxes, Holborn

The friends of Sydney Gardens in Bath are conducting a Guided historic walking tour with access to the only remaining supper box, part of the Regency pleasure gardens, in the UK. Tickets are available on many dates during the Summer through Eventbrite by following this link Full details are included on the aforementioned link You can find out more about The Friends of Sydney Gardens on their website

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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