Spetchley Park Gardens To Reopen In March %7C Group Travel News %7C The Millenium Gardens

Spetchley Park Gardens will reopen on 25th March after being closed for the winter season and undergoing one of the biggest revivals in its 400 year history.

The garden lake has been resorted, old cart sheds have been converted into a heritage learning and interpretation centre and the park land has been resorted back to its 19th century landscape.

The heritage learning centre showcases interactive displays which interpret the history of the Berkely family, the landscape and gardens.

The restoration project has also seen the construction of a new car and coach park, the building of a welcome centre and the provision of two mobility scooters available to hire..

Upcoming plans include landscaped tree planting to recreate historical planting, improved access to the deer park, the creation of an educational room for schools and community groups and the restoration of an 18th century sovereign coach, which will be on display for the first time in over 100 years, in coming seasons.

Events at Spetchley Park Gardens

There are plenty of upcoming events at Spetchley, too.

On 24th April, a specialist plant fair will be held in the grounds.

April will also see the blooming of one of the largest carpets of daffodils in the country, whereas in May, Spetchley’s peony collection will be coming into its own. This will be followed by a focus on roses and herbaceous borders in July.

On the weekend of the 13th and 14th of August, 800 military re-enactors will appear at Spetchley for its History comes Alive weekend.

About Spetchley Park Gardens

Groups can dine in the Old Laundry tea room, where light lunches and afternoon tea is served, and around the grounds visitors will also find fountain gardens, the horse pool (which was used to cool and wash off carriage horses), the root house, melon yard, American swamp cypress and the Victorian conservatory, which includes a 19th century coke-fired boiler.

Group offers include discounted admission for groups of over 25, a free meal for the coach driver or group leader, coach parking and a free 90 minute guided tour for groups of 20 or more.

There’s also the opportunity to book a joint tour with the Elgar Birthplace Museum and Visitor Centre.

For more information visit www.spetchleygardens.co.uk.