Rodborough’s third Hidden Gardens and Sculpture trail promises to be a visual extravaganza, and is an exciting addition to Stroud’s calendar of key cultural events. Over the weekend of 10th & 11th June 2017, gardeners will be throwing open their gates to welcome garden enthusiasts and art lovers. These beautiful, hidden gardens in and around Church Place, Rodborough, range from the smaller more intimate cottage style to more substantial landscaped gardens, reflecting the individual characters of the owners. These include the fascinating ‘secret garden’ surrounding Rodborough Court, now owned by our sponsors Omnitrack.
The event showcases the work of seventeen sculptors, some of whom will be demonstrating their work. We are delighted to welcome back Helen Lomberg, Amanda Moriarty, and Marion Mitchell, among others, and look forward to exhibiting the work of new contributors Adrian Bates, Dan Rawlings, and Sebastien David.
New for 2017 — An exhibition of sculpture created by children in workshops at local primary schools, free drop-in sculpture workshops for children on Sunday, and book signings by local author Katie Fforde. There will also be talks on wildlife habitats for gardens and guided tours of Rodborough Court historic gardens by garden historian Marion Mako.
There will be a range of stalls in Church Place selling local produce and plants, with delicious refreshments served in The Old Endowed School. The Prince Albert, which is also exhibiting sculpture, is hosting a Garden Party on Saturday evening. Monies raised will be donated to our nominated charities,and we look forward to welcoming you to this community event.
Children’s ‘Flowers and Bugs’ Sculpture free drop-in workshops for children with an accompanying adult at Rectory Gardens, Sunday 11th June, 11am–1pm and 3pm–5pm.
Guided Tours of Rodborough Court historic ‘Pleasure Gardens’, led by Marion Mako of Mako Gardens, 12 noon and 3pm daily.
How ‘Green’ Is Your Garden? Wildlife habitat tours at Derrigar, Sunday 11th June – 11.30am and 1.30pm, led by Julie Wickham of Stroud Valleys Project.
Independent plant sales at Derrigar, to raise funds for Longfields (Cotswold Care Hospice) and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Garden Party at The Prince Albert, Saturday 5pm – late, with food available from 5.00pm and acoustic bands from 6.30pm.
This Event is Supporting:
£5 per adult and free entry for children. Unfortunately access is unsuitable for those with mobility issues.
Tickets are available in advance from Stroud Valleys Project Shop, The Prince Albert, or on the day from The Old Endowed School.
Guides to the event are available free from the Old Endowed School on the day, with ticket purchase.
Parking is available at Stroud Rugby Football Club, Dudbridge Hill, GL5 3HS
Please be aware that some of these private gardens may have steep or uneven steps, uneven ground, open water, long drops and other potential hazards. Make sure that your children are supervised at all times. Dogs are welcome in some gardens but not all, please check before entering each.
Other Stalls Include:
How To Contact Us
Sarah Watts or Angela Dyer