A spectacular garden in Gloucester is opening this weekend as a thank you to key workers.
Highnam Court Gardens in Highnam Court, Gloucester, are opening for around five hours on Saturday and Sunday as part of an event that has been sponsored by the Pied Piper Appeal to pay a special thank you to key workers including those who work for the NHS, ambulance service, police and fire brigade employees and their close families.
Highnam Court was built in 1658 after the original house was seriously damaged in the Civil War and has been owned by Roger Head for the last 25 years.
Since then, the gardens have been completely restored to their former glory and Roger says they are ‘probably the most beautiful they have ever been’ at the moment.
The gardens will be open from 11am until 4.30pm and those key workers included in the list will be allowed ‘free entrance with presentation of official ID.’
You can find more information on the website here.
Visitors are also invited to bring picnics but not barbecues as light refreshments are not available. You are also allowed to bring your pampered pooch with you – provided they’re on a short lead and not in the Orangery.
The church will also not be open and disabled access is limited due to gravel paths and stairs into the Orangery.