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Cotswold Gardens-Elkstone

Open Day: Sunday 27th June. 2 - 6pm. crack

Organised and supported by villagers to raise funds for the upkeep of the local church and Village Hall .

This event offers a unique opportunity to visit this very special Cotswold village and see it in detail not normally accessible to the casual visitor. In the course of the afternoon you can amble through a selection of beautiful private gardens. You can browse the stalls enjoy cream teas, homemade cakes or ice creams, visit a display of vintage tractors and enjoy a tractor ride through farmland with sensational views

The church is known for its unusual dovecote above the chancel and its quite exceptional Norman arches in the chancel and sanctuary. The chancel arches, and those leading to the altar, are among the best in Gloucestershire, if not in Britain. The church is also the highest in Gloucestershire, and boasts a wonderful Norman tympanum above the south door. It is said by those who know that it is well worth taking a detour to explore the church and its striking collection of Norman arches and decorative features including grotesque monsters, birds, and a very Roman-looking centaur, ready to shoot an arrow from his bow.

On this special afternoon you cannot only soak up the atmosphere, made more special with glorious flower displays but you can also hear the bells and visit the bell tower. Towards the end of the afternoon you can listen to a concert played in the church by the Green Dragon String Quartet and appreciate the wonderful acoustics of this building.

A miniature garden competition will also be held with gardens to be no larger than tea tray size must be in situ by 2.00pm. Please indicate your intention to enter by leaving a message on the website.

Adults £4.00, Children free.

Parking included. No dogs please.

Elkstone Village - follow car park signs

Elkstone near Cirencester / Cheltenham
N51o 48’ 37.7” W02o 02’ 45.6”
OS Explorer Map 179, SO968122

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