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What's on in 2019

Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley, Worcester, WR5 1RS


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Exhibitions, activities and workshops


First Sunday every month: Free Garden Tour, 11.15am

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 5 May. Tours last approximately 1 hour and depart from the outside the Tea Room at 11.15am. Normal admission applies and spaces are limited.

28 April: Specialist Plant Fair, 10.30am-5pm

An ideal way to start planning your planting for the spring and summer with many rare and beautiful plants from 40 specialist nurseries. You will find anything from herbaceous to alpine, shrubs to perennials, and bucket loads of advice to all your gardening conundrums! Our Tea Room will be serving refreshments on the lawn and the garden will be open for visitors to enjoy the carpets of naturalised bulbs in full flower. Click here for the list of nurseries attending and the Plant Fair layout.

Entrance is £6.00 (free for under 16's).

25 May-2 June: Wildlife Week

Details to follow.

5 July: NGS Day

The Gardens will open to raise money for the National Gardens Scheme, normal admission applies.

13-14 July: Wellness Weekend

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.

August: Wildlife Wednesdays

There will be a range of activities for children every Wednesday throughout August. Further details to be announced.

3 August: Flower & Produce Show, 2pm-5pm

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.

10-11 August: Living History Show, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

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:

21 August - 8 September: Sculptures in the Gardens

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.

26 - 31 October: Spooky Root House Trail, 10.30am-4pm

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.


Heritage & Learning Centre Exhibitions

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.

3-28 April: Worcester Camera Club, 'Spetchley Through the Seasons'

View stunning images of the Gardens taken over the past year by Worcester Camera Club.

25-27 May: Art Exhibition by Gaynor Gregory 'The Space Inbetween', 11am-4pm

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.

Spetchley's Enchanted Door Trail

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 24 April - 29 September.

NEW - Soul Sanctuary Yoga Classes

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 focussing on practices such as meditation, self-enquiry, inversions and even sound baths to really encourage that inner calm and zen.

Visit their website for a full schedule of classes for all abilities and levels

NEW - Wheels on Wednesday, selected Wednesdays every month, 5pm-9pm

If you have an interest in cars you won't want to miss our new venture with Wheels on Wednesday. Starting on Wednesday, 17 April, motoring enthusiasts will meet at the Visitor Centre car park to enjoy each others cars and bikes in the glorious English countryside. Refreshments 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