8 marvellous reasons to visit Miserden this summer 2023

Magnificent throughout the year, Miserden is at its stunning best in the summer. This year, there's a huge array of alfresco activities to enjoy from music to comedy to barbecues, right up until the end of September 2023.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
Miserden's gardens are glorious during the summer.

Sometimes summer seems to stretch on forever and you can be left wondering how to fill the long sunny days.

If you make a beeline for Miserden, you'll be spoiled for choice with everything from concerts to sculpture displays.

SoGlos rounds up some of the highlights to pop in the diary to savour this summer 2023.

Sculpture exhibition 

Up until the end of July 2023, take a wander around an artistic world of inspiration.

Cotswold Sculptors Association is behind the Creating Spaces 2023 exhibition which brings 120 sculptures to Miserden's glorious gardens. It's open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Comedy night 

Promising an evening of flames, fun and silliness, head to Miserden's barbecue and comedy night on Saturday 15 July 2023. 

Tuck into barbecued delights from grills and firepits before cosying up in Miserden's comedy night tipi for three stand-up comedy sets. 

Outdoor cinema weekend

August is filled with big screen outdoor cinema entertainment. Tom Cruise is gracing screens on Friday 25 August 2023 with a showing of the original Top Gun at nightfall, followed by Elvis on Saturday 26 August 2023.

Classic romance from Richard Curtis ends the movie weekend with a nighttime showing of Notting Hill.

Campfire concert and cider festival

Gather around the fireside to enjoy the sounds of local breaking artists on Saturday 23 September 2023. Celebrating live local artists, there'll be everything from modern folk to Americana, country and acoustic music.

Arrive hungry and get stuck into Miserden's street food and cider collection.

AVAWAVES in concert

Join friends for a spectacular evening of contemporary classical music, walkabout circus and a sundown to remember on Saturday 30 September 2023.

Grab a blanket, bring a camping chair, wrap up warm and let sublime sounds end your summer on a high note.

Retail therapy in the Potting Shed

Browse for gifts, cards, trinkets and all kinds of lovely goodies. The beautiful gift shop, next door to the Glasshouse Cafe, is brimming with handmade crafts as well as stylish homeware and interior decorations.

A trip here is sure to inspire if you ever feel stuck on just what to buy for a loved one — a quick peek and your shopping basket will be full!

Gorgeous Glasshouse Cafe

The newly refurbished Glasshouse Cafe is open from 10am to 5pm from Wednesday to Sunday, including bank holidays, for hot and cold drinks, light lunches and snacks.

Housed in the estate's original 1920s greenhouses, the cafe is a pretty place to unwind after a long walk. 

Forest walks

Wander through Miserden's wonderful woodland and valley; and linger around the lake. 

Stroll past specimen trees in the arboretum and as you pass the lake, if you're lucky, you'll catch the flash of blue from a kingfisher. Or take an easy stroll through open arable fields and enjoy stunning views over the valley below.

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