Wander down medieval Coxwell Street and find ‘secret’ gardens hidden behind historic houses; explore The Mead, a cul-de-sac built in the 1930’s and visit the peaceful garden of the Friends Meeting House on Thomas St. You will discover gardens of different sizes displaying a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees that will give ideas of what can be achieved in small to medium sized gardens.
Continue along the Riverside Walk and visit the Open Air Swimming Pool; built in 1869 this heated pool is sourced from a natural spring and is currently undergoing a phased refurbishment. Then onwards to Barton Lane allotments, a tranquil retreat by the side of the river where local residents produce a large array fruit, flowers and vegetables on their plots, and who will be on hand to give tips on how best to ‘grow your own’.
Admission to all gardens is £5 (accompanied children free) and some gardens will have plants for sale.
Refreshments will be available at the Friends Meeting House, the open air pool and Barton Lane allotments.
Proceeds from the event will be shared between the Open Air Pool and Phoenix Gardeners, a voluntary group of enthusiastic gardeners who have come together to brighten up Cirencester by planting and maintaining flower containers at various locations across the town and to organise Open Garden events.
Contact for queries: -
Meg Blumsom Tel 01285 657696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Horrocks Tel 01285 659628 or email email@example.com
Mary Turner on Tel 01285 652385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org