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Hidden Gardens Weekend!

Community Posted by jordan keogh on 08 February 2017 Return to News & Events


 Behind many of the elegant terraces and crescents of Clifton and Hotwells in Bristol there are hidden gardens.  This year over the weekend of 10th -11th June there will be the opportunity to visit seven of these communal gardens that are not usually accessible to the public.   Also opening will be at least two special private gardens, one garden of a University of Bristol Hall of Residence and one 1980s housing association complex.    So if you wonder what lies beyond these closed gates there is now an opportunity to find out.

For only £5.00 (16 and under free) individual visitors get a ticket that gives entry to all gardens on both Saturday and Sunday.   This comes with a booklet, a map and information on some interesting things you can look out for whilst going from garden to garden plus a tree trail for those walking along the path through St Andrew’s Churchyard.

For groups of eight people or more tickets can be bought in advance at the reduced price of £3.00 per person (16 and under free).   Details are under ‘Tickets’ on the website (http://www.gssg-bristol.com/).   These tickets are


Please note that the individual gardens choose when they will be open.

From April full information about the opening times of each garden and if they are selling tickets will be on the website http://www.gssg-bristol.com.

From 10.30 on both days tickets will be on sale outside Arch House Deli that is between Boyce’s Avenue and Victoria Square.  [BS8 4AA].

This is an opportunity for the gardens to raise money for their upkeep and enhancement so some will sell refreshments, have stalls or entertainments.   Others will be giving talks or conducted walks.  Information will be on the website.


One of the aims of this weekend is for it to be a fun one for all ages.  It is for people to be able to see, enjoy and learn about some of the lovely ‘secret’ gardens that are in Clifton and Hotwells.

 Information will be continually up-dated on www.gssg-bristol.com


SATURDAY 10th JUNE and SUNDAY 11th JUNE.  11.00 – 5.00

 Organised by Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society