Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley, Worcester, WR5 1RS
Tel: 01905 345106
©2019 Spetchley Park Gardens | Spetchley Gardens Charitable Trust - charity no. 1061063
Visitors can join a free guided tour of the Gardens on the first Sunday of every month. Our first tour of the year will take place on 2 June. Tours last approximately 1 hour and depart from the outside the Tea Room at 11.15am. Normal admission applies and spaces are limited.
Visit the Gardens and take part in our fun Bug Trail around the grounds. Learn more about the important creatures hiding in our gardens and have fun at the same time! The Trail is included with admission.
Join our children's Fun Day and enjoy lots of wildlife activities - follow the Bug Trail around the Gardens, plant a seed to grow at home and attract your own insects, and have your face painted in a wildlife theme. Activities are included with child's admission.
The Gardens will open to raise money for the National Gardens Scheme, normal admission applies.
Our first Wellness Weekend is set to be an informative and fun weekend. Join in with: Yoga and Tai Chi on the lawn, talks and demonstrations on culinary and medicinal herbs, a homeopathic first aid kit for the family, aromatherapy, Mindfulness Walks, plus information stalls and even a climbing wall on the Sunday. There will be something to interest all the family.
There will be a range of activities for children every Wednesday throughout August. Further details to be announced.
Spetchley Garden Society will be holding their annual shown in the Cart Sheds. From the longest runner bean, and most mis-shapen vegetable, to 'The Best Bloom in my Garden', with over 40 categories open to all there will be something for every gardener. To view the categories and rules of entry please click here.
A fascinating family day out with up to 1,000 re-enactors spanning major periods from the Ancient Greeks through to Vikings, Medieval, English Civil War, Napoleonic Wars, American Civil War and the two World Wars. There will be battles and displays throughout the day, a large trader's area, refreshments and even a pre-fab 1940's pub, there’s never a dull moment.
Adults £8, children (5-16 years) £3, under 5's FREE, family (2 adults, 2 children) £20.
Click to find out more: http://www.worcesterreenactors.uk/m5/
Visit and enjoy over 100 sculptures from the Oxford Sculptors Group displayed throughout the Gardens, there will also be an exhibition in the Learning Centre, and all sculptures will be available for sale.
The Gardens will be getting their annual Halloween makeover with lots of new ghouls and frights in store. Follow the trail around the Gardens, tiptoe through the Trembling Tunnel, sidestep the Sinister Serpent and Mouldy Mummy, then whisper along Witches Walk; it’s going to be spookier than ever.
£1 entry for children (includes a treat), normal admission applies for adults.
After last year's successful photography competition we are launching the Michael Hardwick Photographic Competition 2019. We would like to see the Gardens through your eyes and are looking for beautiful photographs of Spetchley and different elements within the Gardens.
This competition is held in memory of Michael Hardwick who loved the Gardens and was a great benefactor in his film work on Ellen Willmott and Rose Berkeley.
Entries will be accepted from May to 22 September. For full details and terms and conditions click here.
To coincide with the start of the Fountain Bed Garden revival at Spetchley, our permanent exhibition in the Heritage Centre will explore Ellen Willmott and her influence on the gardens and their design. A keen garden designer and entrepreneur, Ellen was a fascinating character who along with her sister Rose Berkeley, was instrumental in much of the Victorian planting seen today.
The exhibition will also explore the Victorian garden and its role in a working estate and country house.
Join local artist Gaynor Gregory in the Learning Centre to view a selection of her paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Click here for further details.
Our children's trail reveals a hidden and enchanting world of fairies and elves, collect Reuben's Map from the Welcome Centre and see how many beautifully hand crafted doors you can spot.
Map included with admission from 4 May - 29 September.
Soul Sanctuary are a wonderful addition to the Gardens offering yoga classes in beautiful, peaceful, surroundings. There are a range of 60 and 90 minute classes in the Willmott Room that include Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha and Nidra. Members can also enjoy a variety of workshops to really encourage that inner calm and zen.
Visit their website for a full schedule of classes for all abilities and levels www.soulsanctuarystudios.com
If you have an interest in cars you won't want to miss our new venture with Wheels on Wednesday.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 5 June. Join other motoring enthusiasts in the Visitor Centre car park to enjoy each others cars and bikes in the glorious English countryside. Refreshments, Gourmet Burgers and Fish & Chips will be available. Please note last entry to the Gardens is 5pm and normal admission applies. £3 per car on the gate or £2.50 in advance via the website www.wheelsonwednesday.co.uk