July, 2021

sun25jul11:00 am4:00 pmHighnam Court Fair & Open Garden11:00 am - 4:00 pm Highnam Court, Highnam, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 8DP, UK

Event Details

Highnam Court Fair & Open Garden

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 brand new herbaceous border which has been designed and planted during 2018.

  • Entry is by ADVANCED BOOKING only
  • 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 Highnam Court Fair & Open Garden event
  • Proceeds from the Fair support the work of Cobalt
  • £5.50 per adult includes the garden. Price includes booking fee
  • 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

The tickets will have hourly allocated slots throughout the day, 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!

Arrangements for refreshments will be advertised nearer the time of the event, and will depend on the nature of Government restrictions in place at the time of the Fair.