A rare opportunity to visit Ampney Park gardens: Sunday, June 7

Ampney Park, Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire

Ampney Park, Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire - Credit: Archant

On Sunday, June 7, visitors will have a rare chance to enjoy the fabulous 17-acre Ampney Park gardens, when the gates open from 11am-3pm in aid of local medical charity, Cobalt.

Ampney Park, Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire

Ampney Park, Ampney Crucis, Gloucestershire - Credit: Archant

Sam Watson, Cobalt’s Fundraising Manager said ‘We feel so fortunate to be able to offer this event to our supporters as this only happens once or twice a year and would like to thank Ampney Park for this wonderful gesture’.

Originally landscaped when the Manor was built in 1620, some of the original details remain, but the gardens have evolved with a new entrance created in Victorian times and lakes added in 1970. More than 20 sculptures are scattered throughout the grounds, which include delightful parterres, colourful borders, a scented bluebell walk and a bountiful raised vegetable garden.

Cobalt volunteers will be on hand to serve delicious homemade teas on the day from atmospheric Holy Rood Church, which stands within the grounds of Ampney Park. The church has a rich heritage, including a 15th-century churchyard cross, the 16th century Lloyde tomb, an ornate memorial to George Lloyde of Ampney Park and medieval wall paintings.

Admission costs £5 per adult, under 16s are free. Guide dogs only please.

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Ampney Park, London Road, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, GL7 5RY.

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