The private estate of Ampney Park, Cirencester will exclusively open its stunning gardens in aid of local charity Cobalt on Sunday 25 March from 11-3pm. Admission is £6.00 per adult, under 16’s free. Assistance dogs only please.
Kirsty Bradbury, Fundraising Engagement Officer at Cobalt said ‘The gardens are set to be bursting with colourful spring flowers and there are plenty of scenic walks to be had around the beautiful grounds. Our wonderful volunteers will be helping us on the day and delicious refreshments will be available. It’s a rare opportunity to see this stunning estate and support local medical charity Cobalt who are raising money for their Dementia Futures Fund to make a difference to the lives of people with dementia and their families’.
A visit to the 17 acre garden in Cirencester promises to be a great day out. The estate includes a formal garden, croquet lawn, walks alongside the Ampney Brook, mature trees and a stunning array of spring flowers. The garden dates back to 1620 when it was originally landscaped, at the time the manor was built.
The Holy Rood Church also stands within the grounds of the estate and has a rich heritage including medieval wall paintings. A medieval cross stands on a plinth in the churchyard, beautifully preserved having been hidden for several centuries inside the church. It dates to about 1410 and has four carvings. The church is also home to a 16th century Lloyde tomb discovered in the cellar by later owners and restored to the church, a memorial to George Lloyde who once lived at Ampney Park.