Saturday 8 August 2020

Gloucestershire homes & gardens news

Get the latest Gloucestershire homes & gardens news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the Confetti Flower Field, this August 2020.

Confetti Flower Field to open for summer

The dates have been revealed for the 10 days the Confetti Flower Field in Pershore will be open to the public, this August...

The famous zoo in Bristol’s Clifton area is reopening for the first time in over three months on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Bristol Zoo is reopening in July

Bristol Zoo Gardens is reopening to the public in July 2020, following its closure due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Peter Ball & Co has five branches in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Bishops Cleeve, Leckhampton and Charlton Kings, which are all now under new ownership by Alexander & Co.

Peter Ball & Co Estate Agency in Gloucestershire is changing ownership

Longstanding Gloucestershire estate agency, Peter Ball & Co, is now under the ownership of Alexander & Co – with wider marketing...

The public were asked to vote for the name of the new magnolia, which is a hybrid of two trees growing at Westonbirt Arboretum.

New magnolia species discovered at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum has discovered a brand-new magnolia species – and has asked for members of the public to vote for its...

Cotswold Lavender will be open to the public this summer, from Monday 22 June 2020.

Cotswold Lavender announces summer opening dates

Cotswold Lavender near Broadway has announced exactly when it will open its fields in June 2020, with social distancing, an...

Get your garden looking gorgeous in the sun as Painswick Rococo Garden reopens for plant sales. Photo © Adrienn Bencsik.

Painswick Rococo Garden reopens for plant sales

Gloucestershire’s Painswick Rococo Garden is reopening to sell plants and flowers, this May 2020.

Miller Homes has revealed why it believes now is the perfect time to buy a new home at its new development, Scholars Place in Gloucester.

Property company says now is a perfect time to buy a new home in Gloucester

Now could be the best time to buy a new build property, according to the experts at Miller Homes.

ProCook founder Daniel O’Neill wanted to say thanks to Gloucestershire hospital workers.

Gloucester headquartered retailer ProCook donates gift to 1,600 NHS staff

Nationwide cookware and kitchen retailer ProCook, whose HQ is based in Gloucester, has shown its support of Gloucestershire...

Explore the virtual show gardens from the comfort of your living room.

RHS Malvern launches Virtual Spring Festival

Despite the event being cancelled, RHS Malvern brings its spring show to homes across Gloucestershire with the Virtual RHS...

Send in your snaps of Gloucestershire’s wildlife for a chance to win prizes in this year’s competition. Image © David Adamson.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition with new categories and bigger prizes...

Wickes Cheltenham is re-opening following closure due to the coronavirus crisis.

Wickes Cheltenham to reopen with social distancing measures in place

The Cheltenham branch of DIY chain store Wickes is reopening to customers, as part of a national trial including six of its...

Take a virtual tour of some of the most popular home styles, including The Calver.

Miller Homes offer virtual tours to house hunters in lockdown

Don’t let the lockdown stop you from finding your dream home, as Miller Homes offers virtual tours and online reservations...

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has launched a series of advice and activity pages on its website, helping people keep close to nature at this difficult time.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is helping families stay close to nature during lockdown

From kids’ activity packs to top gardening tips, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is helping families maintain their connection...

Spot hand-drawn Easter eggs in the windows of Gloucestershire family homes this Easter.

Gloucestershire families are displaying Easter egg artwork in their windows

Gloucestershire families are hanging Easter egg artwork in their windows for children to spot on their daily walks during the...

Campout in your garden to help raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Gloucestershire families are camping out in their gardens to raise money for NHS charities

Families in Gloucestershire and across the UK are taking part in the Great British Campout this Friday, pitching their tents...

Join the nationwide Clap for Our Carers round of applause on Thursday evenings at 8pm, as a sign of appreciation for the NHS and keyworkers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Nationwide Clap for Our Carers goes weekly to thank the NHS

People across Gloucestershire, and the UK, will be taking part in a weekly round of applause to Clap for Our Carers and thank...

Residents of Cheltenham’s Clarence Square are putting fairy lights up to show their unity and support during the crisis.

Cheltenham residents light up the streets to show solidarity during the Coronavirus lockdown

Cheltenham residents light up the streets with fairy lights to show some solidarity as the town locks down due to the Coronavirus...

Gloucestershire’s Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen heads down under to present a Netflix show

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to present Netflix’s Instant Hotel

The Cirencester star is taking over presenting the hit Netflix show, Instant Hotel.

Local designer-makers can sell their wares inside The Malthouse Collective in its Merry Makers Shop.

Local designer-makers offered Christmas selling space in The Malthouse Collective

Gloucestershire’s designer-makers are being offered stunning sale space inside The Malthouse Collective during the Christmas...

Congratulations to Miserden on its prestigious award.

Miserden wins Garden of the Year Award 2018

A picture-perfect attraction in the heart of the Cotswolds, Miserden has been crowned winner of the Historic Houses Garden...

Visitors looking for a more tranquil day out at Eastnor Castle will enjoy Mellow Mondays in June 2018

Eastnor Castle introduces Mellow Mondays

Eastnor Castle is opening on Mondays throughout June 2018, to accommodate visitors looking for a more tranquil day out at the...

Move will open its second office this spring, located in the centre of Gloucester.

Move Estate and Letting Agent to expand with second office in Gloucester

Cheltenham-based Estate and Letting Agent, Move, is set to expand into Gloucester, acquiring its second premises in the heart...

Cheltenham Racecourse will welcome art lovers in their thousands during the second Fresh: Art Fair.

Fresh: Art Fair set to return to Cheltenham Racecourse

Following the storming success of its inaugural showcase, Fresh: Art Fair is set to return to Cheltenham Racecourse in April...

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