Explore glorious private gardens during Barnsley Village Festival 2024

Explore exclusive gardens and enjoy an exciting summer celebration in the heart of the Cotswolds, featuring entertainment from an internationally-acclaimed acapella group, at Barnsley Village Festival, this May 2024.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Tour a selection of gorgeous green spaces at the 34th Barnsley Village Festival, this May 2024.

Founded by late British gardening icon, Rosemary Verey, Barnsley Village Festival is set to return for another year of outdoor celebrations on Saturday 18 May 2024.

Taking place at various venues around the gorgeous village of Barnsley, near Cirencester, the festival celebrates all that Gloucestershire gardens have to offer.

The annual event aims to bring the community together whilst raising money for local 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, designed by 18th-century architect, John Nash.

Plus, exclusive to the festival is the 40-acre Barnsley Arboretum. With its 1,600 trees and national collection of bamboo, the afternoon can be peacefully whiled away during the exploration of its idyllic 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 various food stalls and peruse the craft wares featuring plants and ceramics for sale, too.

Visitors can take in some classic entertainment such as bell-ringing; Morris dancers; and live music from local musical duo, Ethemia, and Oxford's internationally-acclaimed acapella group, Out of the Blue.

Then enjoy tea and cake from the Village Hall Cafe, or a cold beverage in the licensed beer garden, before taking a look at the range of stunning classic cars and impressive vintage tractors on display throughout the day.

Children's entertainment is also sorted, with face painting, the opportunity to meet and interact with baby calf's and grab a souvenir photo in the giant deck chair!

Garden passports provide access to all the gardens and are priced at £10 when bought via Eventbrite in advance, or at £12 on the day with parking included. 

Kids go free and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit barnsleyvillage.co.uk/villagefestival.


Barnsley Village Festival 2024


Various locations around Barnsley


Saturday 18 May 2024


From 10am until 5pm


Tickets cost £10 per adult when bought in advance; £12 on the day with parking included; kids go free

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