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What's on in 2019

Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley, Worcester, WR5 1RS

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Exhibitions, activities and workshops


3 April: Gardens re-open for 2019, 10.30-5pm

Join us when the Gardens re-open for Spring and enjoy our new opening hours, 10.30am-5pm.

First Sunday every month: Free Garden Tour

Visitors can join a free guided tour of the Gardens on the first Sunday of every month. Our first tour of the year will take place on 7 April. Tours last approximately 1 hour and depart from the outside the Tea Room at 11.15am. Normal admission applies and spaces are limited.

6 April: Annual Bulb Show, 1pm-4pm

Join Spetchley Garden Society in the Cart Sheds and view the best spring flowers the county has to offer. Normal admission applies.

12 April: NGS Day

The Gardens will open to raise money for the National Gardens Scheme, normal admission applies.

17-22 April: Golden Egg Trail

Join us for our annual Easter trail around the Gardens. Solve the puzzle and collect an Easter treat.

28 April: Specialist Plant Fair, 10.30am-5pm

An ideal way to start planning your planting for the spring and summer with many rare and beautiful plants from over 35 specialist nurseries. You will find anything from herbaceous to alpine, shrubs to perennials and bucket loads of advice to all your gardening conundrums! The Old Laundry Tea Room will be open for lunches and teas and you can visit the garden to enjoy the carpets of naturalised bulbs in full flower.

Entrance is £6.00 (free for under 16's).

25 May-2 June: Wildlife Week

Details to follow.

5 July: NGS Day

The Gardens will open to raise money for the National Gardens Scheme, normal admission applies.

August: Wildlife Wednesdays

There will be a range of activities for children every Wednesday throughout August. Further details to be announced.

3 August: Flower & Produce Show, 2pm-5pm

Spetchley Garden Society will be holding their annual shown in the Cart Sheds. From the longest runner bean, and most mis-shapen vegetable, to 'The Best Bloom in my Garden', with over 40 categories open to all there will be something for every gardener.

10-11 August: Living History Show, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

A fascinating family day out with up to 1,000 re-enactors spanning major periods from the Ancient Greeks through to Vikings, Medieval, English Civil War, Napoleonic Wars, American Civil War and the two World Wars. There will be battles and displays throughout the day, a large trader's area, refreshments and even a pre-fab 1940's pub, there’s never a dull moment.

Adults £8, children (5-16 years) £3, under 5's FREE, family (2 adults, 2 children) £20.

Click to find out more: http://www.worcesterreenactors.uk/m5/

21 August - 8 September: Sculptures in the Gardens

Visit and enjoy over 100 sculptures from the Oxford Sculptors Group displayed throughout the Gardens, there will also be an exhibition in the Learning Centre, and all sculptures will be available for sale.

26 - 31 October: Spooky Root House Trail, 10.30am-4pm

The Gardens will be getting their annual Halloween makeover with lots of new ghouls and frights in store. Follow the trail around the Gardens, tiptoe through the Trembling Tunnel, sidestep the Sinister Serpent and Mouldy Mummy, then whisper along Witches Walk; it’s going to be spookier than ever.

£1 entry for children (includes a treat), normal admission applies for adults.


Heritage Centre Exhibitions

Following the opening of the Heritage Centre in 2017, we held our first annual exhibition display in 2018. The exhibition focused on World War I and members of the Berkeley family who served on the western front and in other countries. Nearly all the Berkeley family who fought in the war were part of local Worcestershire Regiments.

The exhibition was in partnership with Worcestershire World War 100.

25-27 May: Art Exhibition by Gaynor Gregory 'The Space Inbetween', 11am-4pm

Join local artist Gaynor Gregory in the Learning Centre to view a selection of her paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Click here for further details.

Spetchley's Enchanted Door Trail

Our children's trail reveals a hidden and enchanting world of fairies and elves, collect Reuben's Map from the Welcome Centre and see how many beautifully hand crafted doors you can spot.

Map included with admission from 24 April - 29 September.

NEW - Soul Sanctuary Yoga Classes

Soul Sanctuary are a wonderful addition to the Gardens offering yoga classes in beautiful, peaceful, surroundings. There are a range of 60 and 90 minute classes in the Willmott Room that include Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha and Nidra. Members can also enjoy a variety of workshops focussing on practices such as meditation, self-enquiry, inversions and even sound baths to really encourage that inner calm and zen.

Soul Sanctuary has a full schedule of classes for all abilities and levels, visit their website for details www.soulsanctuarystudios.com