Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Barnsley House (May) – NOW SOLD OUT

WHEN: Tuesday 22 May, 10.30am - 3.00pm
WHAT: Guided tour & two course lunch
WHERE: Cirencester, Gloucestershire
PRICE: £75


This event is currently SOLD OUT. Please contact Maya Albert, Events Assistant, if you would like to be added to the waiting list: 01372 384 043 /

Barnsley House was built in 1697 and the house and grounds have gained international acclaim as a place of remarkable beauty. With the exception of high mature trees dating from the mid-nineteenth century that surround the property to the North and West, everything you see was originally laid out by the late ‘grande dame’ of Cotswold gardens Rosemary Verey.

Rosemary began designing the gardens in the 1950s and went on to design many more, both here in the UK and internationally – including gardens for HRH Prince Charles, Sir Elton John and Princess Michael of Kent.

Featuring knot gardens, statues by Simon Verity, the Laburnum Walk with its newly planted laburnum arch, an ornamental fruit and vegetable garden and Temple garden there is a lot to enjoy within the grounds. Expect to see a mass of purple Alliums, early fl owering perennials such as Thalictrum and Aquilegia and the start of beautiful roses.

The gardens are expertly maintained by Head Gardener and our guide, Richard Gatenby, whose extensive knowledge and passion offers a fascinating insight into the thought behind the design. He also personifies the love and attention to detail required to keep this garden truly one of England’s finest and most famous.

As 2018 is the 100th anniversary of Rosemary Verey’s birth, Barnsley House will be supporting our Programme both now and with another event in the autumn. (Please see September event.)

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