Garden-themed literature festival heads to the Cotswolds this June 2024

Coming to the Cotswolds for the first time in its tenth year, the Garden Museum Literary Festival heads to the stunning Sezincote House in Moreton-in-Marsh, with talks from award-winning garden designers and authors, as well as a chance to explore the sprawling gardens and 19th-century house.

By Chloe Harvey  |  Published
Taking place at the Indian-inspired Sezincote House in the Cotswolds this June 2024, the Garden Museum Literary Festival returns for its tenth year.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the Garden Museum Literary Festival — Britain's only travelling literature event — is putting down its roots for a summer weekend at the spectacular Sezincote House in Moreton-in-Marsh.

The event will see some of the UK's most acclaimed garden designers and authors, including David Wheeler, editor of the Hortus gardening journal; esteemed landscape designer Jinny Blom on her book What Makes a Garden?; and Sir Roy Strong, author and former director of both the V&A Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.

Other featured names include Larisa Brown, defence editor for The Times and author of The Gardener of Lashkar Gah, a story following a beautiful garden and a war-torn family in Afghanistan. Rachel de Thame, English gardener and television presenter, will be chatting about her brand-new book on planting gardens for pollinators.

The Sezincote estate, self-described as 'India in the Cotswolds', is a 200-year-old Mogul Indian palace set in 3,500 acres of countryside, with temples, grottoes and waterfalls reminiscent of the famous Taj Mahal.

Its gardens were designed to resemble 19th-century painter Thomas Daniell's Indian landscapes as 'paintings brought to life.'

Day and weekend tickets are available on the Garden Museum website, with the full festival programme to be announced soon.


The Garden Museum Literary Festival 2024


Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June 2024


Timings to be announced


Prices range from £70 to £150 for a day ticket; and from £100 to £240 for weekend tickets. A waitlist for your preferred date is available to join via the Garden Museum website until tickets are officially released in the coming weeks


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