Festival Location

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Westonbirt School

Tetbury GL8 8QG

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Our Venue

The magnificent country house and gardens of Westonbirt School will be the new home for our spring festival. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds in 210 acres of Gloucestershire parkland and surrounded by stunning formal gardens the house is the perfect place to host our event.

  • Lectures - Three rooms inside the grand school will host the various lectures over the weekend.
  • You'll find the Shopping Marquee – Over 30 carefully selected exhibitors, selling plants and products for gardeners will be in our beautiful vintage marquee, located on the front lawn. The Festival Grounds are FREE to attend and we welcome all visitors.
  • You'll find the Festival Café – in the main house offering a delicious range of food and drinks to all visitors.
  • Ask the Experts at the plant and design clinic –Within the main entrance to the school, the clinic gives you the opportunity to get expert advice for FREE.

There is disabled access throughout. If you require special assistance please advise us when booking. Please note that as the shopping marquee is located outdoors, we recommend coming weather prepared.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not permitted at the Gardens Illustrated Festival as in line with the policy of the venue unless they are special assistance dogs
  • Getting to the Gardens Illustrated Festival

    By road - Please follow brown tourist signs for the Westonbirt Arboretum from all directions. The main school entrance is a couple of hundred metres east of the Arboretum entrance.

    By rail - Our nearest British Rail station is Kemble approximately 10 miles away, between Tetbury and Cirencester. It is served by mainline services from London Paddington and Cheltenham and by connecting services from Bath, Bristol and Swindon. There will be a FREE Festival Car Park located at the front of the school with plenty of spaces for our guests. There will be disabled parking.

    Get in touch

    Gardens Illustrated Festival is organised by Immediate Media.
    If you are interested in being part of the Festival as an exhibitor or sponsor please contact Olivia on
    olivia.benton@immediate.co.uk or 0117 300 8219
    If you are a visitor with a ticket or visitor enquiry please contact