Highnam Court – Rare Plant Fair and Open Garden

24th July 2022

Where and when
Sunday 24 July 11 am to 4 pm
Highnam Court, Highnam Gloucester GL2 8DP
Proceeds from the Fair support the work of Cobalt Health.
Well behaved dogs on a short lead are allowed in the Fair and Gardens.

Admission
£6 per adult includes the garden, children under 16 free.

Parking
Ample parking in the field adjacent to the entrance.
Blue badge parking adjacent to the Fair entrance.
Please follow the directions of the parking staff on the day.

Accessibility
Mostly accessible to wheelchair users – some slopes and gravel paths/driveways.
Accessible toilets are available.

Refreshments
Light lunches, cakes and hot and cold drinks will be available from The Orangery, provided by Cobalt.

About the Highnam Estate
The Highnam Estate was bought in 1838 by Thomas Gambier Parry, who was an accomplished artist, musician and art collector. This talented painter is also responsible for the magnificent frescoes in Highnam Church. He started to lay out his garden in 1840, and by 1874 it rivalled any in the UK. Unfortunately, since the turn of the last century almost nothing had been done in the gardens. Consequently, when the process of restoration started in 1994 the gardens were totally overgrown. During the last 25 years, since Roger Head has been the owner, the gardens have been totally and lovingly restored to their former glory, with many new additions being made to compliment and enhance the original design, including a new herbaceous border which were designed and planted during 2018 and which is now maturing well. In 2020, new parterres and rose plantings were added to the garden. Discover more www.rareplantfair.co.uk/our-fairs/2022-highnam-court-nr-gloucester

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