Upcoming Garden Visits

We are a small group of member volunteers, who bring together a wealth of landscape- related experience to shape and inform our visits calendar. These skills range from Kew-trained gardeners, horticulturalists, historians and planners to enthusiastic gardeners, all with a passion for preserving and sharing Gloucestershire’s gardens and landscapes.

Our visits range from large and small private gardens to wider landscapes and historic parks. They are led by volunteers, owners and experts who will share the stories and ideas behind these spaces. Most of our visits are based around the county of Gloucestershire, but we sometimes take advantage of others in adjacent counties.

Garden visiting is thirsty work and so we often have tea and cake, or even a glass of wine included in the visit!

Come and join us, often for a peek behind garden walls you would never normally get to see.


A full day visit on Thursday 25th April 2024 to Compton Verney Art Gallery & Grounds

Thu 25 Apr 2024 10:00
From £42.00
Compton Verney by the lake. Credit - Jane Rowe

We shall have a guided tour of the exhibition in the morning led by the Senior Curator, Oli McCall.  After lunch (see below), the Landscape Manager, Fiona Tansey, will lead a guided Tour of the Grounds

There will be free time to explore the permanent collections and buildings – the Chapel is well worth a visit. 

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Visit only

Visit without lunch

Visit with lunch

Includes lunch

Compton Verney Member

If you have a Compton Verney membership card - without lunch

Compton Verney Member with lunch

If you have a Compton Verney membership card -Includes lunch

Art Pass-holder

Art Pass card holder - without lunch

Art Pass-holder with lunch

Art Pass card holder - Includes lunch


Througham Court

Wed 15 May 2024 14:00
Througham Court

by kind permission of Christine Facer Hoffman

Christines writes “the garden is an amalgam of a 1930’s Arts &Crafts garden designed by Norman Jewson and contemporary science inspired areas that I have designed over the past 15 years. There is extensive topiary and flower beds with unusual species.

In mid-May we have a beautiful handkerchief tree in flower, alliums and the ‘River of Camassias’ which is stunning when in flower.”


Visit to Belcombe Court, Bradford-on-Avon

Fri 17 May 2024 14:00
Belcombe Court, Bradford-on-Avon

Belcombe Court is a stunning Grade 1 listed Georgian house on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon.  It was originally built by John Wood the Elder, architect of many of Bath’s most famous and beautiful buildings.  It is now used as an events venue for weddings and even IF Opera.

Our afternoon visit will include tea and cake. Tickets - £20.00


Winstone Glebe

Fri 14 Jun 2024 13:00
Winstone Glebe

Perched on a rise above a meadow and close to the village church of St. Bartholomew, Winstone Glebe cannot be described as ‘tucked away’, yet it does stand remote from the rest of the village, along a narrow lane leading to a farm and the tiny church. The garden surrounds the house, a ha-ha at the front allowing it to blend with the Cotswold landscape beyond.

Light refreshments will be available at the end of the visit


Highnam Court & AGM

Fri 5 Jul 2024 13:45

Our AGM this year will be held at Highnam Court, by kind invitation of long standing GGLT member Roger Head.

After the short AGM, Roger will introduce us to the history and his restoration of the Grade II* gardens and landscape. Surrounding the Commonwealth-era house (not open), much of the garden was created by members of the Gambier-Parry family between 1838 – 1966.

Proceeds from this visit will support The Pied Piper Appeal and GGLT

Attendance at the AGM only is free to GGLT members. However, please register your interest