Festival Highlights

In addition to the Speaker Programme and the Shopping Marquee, please see below for further highlights that can be enjoyed during the Gardens Illustrated Festival.

Garden Tours

Enjoy exclusive access and self-guided tours of Westonbirt School's own impressive gardens. More information will be available shortly.

Ask the Experts at the Plant and Design clinic

Your chance to meet one-on-one with a range of experts who’ll offer help and advice for your gardening or design conundrums. Bring photographs, design plans, problem plants and any specific queries you’d like answers for, slots are bookable in advance. Appointments are 15 minutes long and can be booked in advance by emailing Rosie Nottage, or come and see us on the day and check for availability. The speakers are: Alison Jenkins, Katherine Roper, Serena Fremantle, Natalie Ashbee and Rosie Nottage

The Dining Hall

Set within the main school house, this is the perfect place to relax and refresh between lectures and shopping. The Festival Café will offer a delicious range of food and drink options including tea, coffee, scrumptious cakes, tasty fresh sandwiches, salads, quiches and home made soup as well as a champagne and gin bar – the perfect addition to your day. You can also book Afternoon Tea from 3pm on both days for just £15 per person. Click here to book yours today. Don't miss out - there is limited availability.

View the Afternoon Tea menu here.

Accommodation and Restaurants

Turn your festival visit into a Cotswold break and choose a great place to stay. We will shortly be launching a selection of recommended hotels, B&Bs, restaurants and cafés.