* Please note: the Garden, Cafe and Shop are closed all day this Saturday, 25 May. We will re-open as normal on Sunday 26 May, seven days per week, 10.30am-5pm. *
If you're planning to visit on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, please be aware that the annual cheeserolling event is likely to be taking place at nearby Cooper's Hill - for more details click here.
The Garden has thrived recently in the healthy mix of warm sunshine and steady rain and it's been a delight to see seedlings flourishing and zingy green leaves unfurling. Our auricula theatre is now out on display, with some fine delicate blooms to be admired, demonstrating the skill of our wonderful Garden team in cultivating them. And our tulip display in the Exedra Garden is now dominated by some gorgeous pastel pinks: the very last of a impressively long display.
Over the past fortnight we've been welcoming both sculptors and their wonderful creations as we get stuck into the installation of Art Unbound, our brand new summer sculpture exhibition. Under the watchful eye of our curator Anna Greenacre, artworks have arrived and been placed by their makers, and the Garden suddenly feels full of new friends, quickly becoming familar. The exhibition opens on 26th May and runs until 8th September, and you can find out more about it by clicking here. There's an accompanying programme of arty workshops with experts in their field, so if you'd like to learn a new skill or hone an existing one, visit our courses page to find out more.
We're taking lots of bookings at the moment for our summer events programme - for more info about the wide variety of theatre, workshops and other magic we have planned, visit our events page.
And finally... to whet your appetite before you visit, you might like to read the blog written by our Gardener Rachel Turfrey who has all the detail on what the team have been up to recently. It's a very varied job!