Founded by late British gardening icon, Rosemary Verey, Barnsley Village Festival is set to return for another year of outdoor celebrations on Saturday 13 May 2023.
Taking place at various venues around the gorgeous village of Barnsley, the festival celebrates all that Gloucestershire gardens have to offer.
The annual event aims to bring the community together, whilst raising money to both enhance the character of the village and facilitate the upkeep of this unspoiled corner of England - some of the money raised will also go to local and national charities.
Usually only open to hotel guests, the stunning gardens of Barnsley House are open to all on the festival day. Built of Cotswold stone, the hotel features a stunning four acre garden area, set among tall and beautiful trees that lead onto the glorious fields for visitors to tour.
Also open to all throughout the day are the wondrous gardens of Barnsley Park. Considered one of the finest Georgian houses in Gloucestershire, festivalgoers can explore the picturesque outdoor area as well as its orangery and Pepper Pot Lodge, designed by 18th century architect, John Nash.
Plus, exclusive to the festival is the 45 acre Barnsley Arboretum. With its 1600 trees and national collection of bamboo, the afternoon can be peacefully willed away during the exploration of its historic woodland.
As well as exploring the magnificent gardens across Barnsley, a variety of exciting activities will also be available to enjoy. Families can browse the craft and food stalls that will feature local produce including the finest cheeses, wines and game the village has to offer; take part in entertainment such as bell-ringing; watch a live jazz band; or to really engage in the summer spirit, take a spin around the maypole!
With a barbecue and a licensed bar on hand providing food and refreshments, it's a brilliant opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a fun-filled day in the great outdoors.