Highnam Court, Nr. Gloucester

When: 25 July 2021: 11am - 4pm

 

To manage the flow of visitors to this event, ENTRY TO THE FAIR IS BY PREBOOKED TICKET only for arrival from 11am until 12pm. Ticket price includes booking fee.

Visitors may pay at the gate from 12pm onwards with no need to prebook.

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Children under 16 Free. You do not need to book tickets in advance for accompanying children.

Well behaved dogs on a short lead are allowed in the Fair and Gardens.

Highnam Court was built in 1658 after the original house was seriously damaged in the Civil War. It is one of the few houses built during the Commonwealth period. The design of the houses is linked to Ernest Carter who was a pupil of Inigo Jones.

The Highnam Estate was bought in 1838 by Thomas Gambier Parry, who was an accomplished artist, musician and art collector. This talented painter is also responsible for the magnificent frescoes in Highnam Church. He started to lay out his garden in 1840, and by 1874 it rivalled any in the UK. Unfortunately, since the turn of the last century almost nothing had been done in the gardens. Consequently, when the process of restoration started in 1994 the gardens were totally overgrown.

During the last 25 years, since Roger Head has been the owner, the gardens have been totally and lovingly restored to their former glory, with many new additions being made to compliment and enhance the original design, including a new herbaceous border which were designed and planted during 2018 and which is now maturing well.  In 2020, new parterres and rose plantings have been added to the garden.

FOR A VIDEO TOUR OF THE GARDEN CLICK HERE and follow the links for Highnam on the Cobalt Virtual Tour Page!

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Plant Hunting at a Rare Plant Fair, by Mandy Bradshaw.

What's New at Highnam Court, by Mandy Bradshaw

 

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Proceeds from the Fair support the work of Cobalt Health.

http://www.cobalthealth.co.uk/

PLEASE NOTE: Entrance to Fair is on the main A40 as shown on the map below.

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Admission

£5.50 per adult includes the garden. Price includes booking fee.

To manage the flow of visitors to this event, ENTRY TO THE FAIR IS BY PREBOOKED TICKET only for arrival from 11am until 12pm. Ticket price includes booking fee.

Visitors may pay at the gate from 12pm onwards with no need to prebook.

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Prebooked tickets will have timed, allocated slots  in order to spread the number of visitors across the day, but once you have arrived at the Fair you are welcome to stay as long as you like up to the closing time of the event. If you are delayed and arrive late for your time slot, don't worry - we'll still let you in! After 12pm, you may, if you prefer, pay on the gate on arrival with no need to prebook.

Children under 16 Free. You do not need to book tickets in advance for accompanying children.

Parking

Ample parking in field adjacent to entrance. 

Blue badge parking in front of the house.

One way system in operation - please follow the directions of the parking staff on the day.

Accessibility

Mostly accessible to wheelchair users - some slopes and gravel paths/driveways. 

Accessible toilets available. 

Refreshments

Light lunches, cakes and hot and cold drinks will be available from The Orangery, provided by our partner charity Cobalt.

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Highnam Court
Highnam
Gloucester
GL2 8DP
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0845 468 1368*
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