Day Trip to Cerney House & Gardens and Barnsley House – Sold Out
- This event has passed.
Please inform us of any dietary requirements by emailing us at email@example.com.
Courtesy of the Holburne Museum’s Friends Committee, we are offering private guided tours of two superb gardens.
In the morning we will visit Cerney House Gardens, near Cheltenham. Cerney House was built around 1660, subsequently remodelled in the Georgian manner, with further alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Current owners, the Angus family, acquired the property in 1983. The heart of the garden is its Victorian walled garden with greenhouse and bothy, and was once described by Country Living magazine as “what most people spire to in their gardens and few achieve”. Herbaceous borders are packed with old-fashioned varieties and surrounded by roses and climbing plants. There is also a kitchen garden, wild flower bank and woodlands.
Barnsley House was once the home of famous garden designer and writer, Rosemary Verey, and she created what remains to this day a classic example of an ‘English country garden’, with its famous Laburnum Walk (which should be at its prime at the time of our visit) and several knot gardens. There are also extensive kitchen gardens (inspired by those at Chateau Villandry in the Loire Valley) which supply the hotel now occupying the main house. We will be shown around the gardens by head gardener, Jennifer Danbury.
Ticket cost includes return private coach transport, entry and private guided tour of both gardens, arrival refreshments at Cerney House and an excellent two-course lunch at The Boot pub adjoining Barnsley House. Depart from the Holburne Museum at 9am, returning at 5.30pm.