The historic Labyrinth in Sydney Gardens

Events coming up in Sydney Gardens

We'll be back in 2018 with events and activities, and volunteering and training opportunities. And there will be opportunities to come and explore the recently created historic labyrinth which has been mown into the former Bowls Club Lawn.

Here are some dates for your diary:

Saturday 21st April: Bath Nats Neighbourhood Nature Watch

Sunday 22nd April: Friends of Sydney Gardens Community Day

Sunday 13th May: Dawn Chorus Walk and Talk

Please take part in our public consultation on the updated masterplan designs online open until Sunday 17th December 2017. You can view the latest plans as a PDF document, give feedback and share your ideas through our online survey.


Past Events in Sydney Gardens

Saturday 25th November: Public consultation on Sydney Gardens design updates

Drop in anytime between 11.30am and 4.30pm at the Gardener's Lodge down by the main entrance to the park. Come and see the updated design plans, give feedback and share your ideas with the project team. The project Landscape Architects LDA Design will alos be there to answer questions and discuss the plans.

The historic Gents toilet will also be opened up for a few people at a time to take a closer look and discuss conservation options. And our recently recreated Labyrinth which has been mown into the overgrown former Bowls Club Lawn will also be open for you to explore. 

Sunday 19th November:  Recreating the Labyrinth on the former Bowls Club Lawn

Join the project team to help mark out the historic Labyrinth pattern ready for mowing into the overgrown Bowls Club Lawn. We are recreating (as closely as we can) the design of the historical labyrinth that was an attraction of Georgian Sydney Gardens. 

Drop in or come for the whole session from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Meet at the the old Bowls Club pavilion which will be open for us to make hot drinks and for toilets. Wear warm clothing! If it's the odd shower of rain, we'll be there, but if it's pouring, we'll postpone! All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This activity isn't suitable for very young children as it's a lot of measuring and pegs! - although you're welcome to drop by and have a look, and we will have some drawing activity so all ages can contribute. Any questions, contact our community ranger Sue Palmer.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October: 'House of imagination' pop up

10am to 5pm every day at the Gardener’s Lodge, Sydney Gardens / Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB

No need to book - drop in workshop - all welcome - hosted by 5x5x5=creativity 

A space for children and their families to make art alongside artists Helen Lawrence, Catharine Naylor, Clare Day and Edwina Bridgeman.

This event is part of the city wide ‘Hot Springs of Art and Design’ celebrating 160 years of art and design teaching in Bath.

Saturday 16th September: Walks and Tours in Sydney Gardens

We partnered with Bathscape Walking Festival to host a day of walks on the first day of the Festival in Sydney Gardens on Saturday 16th September, as well as a drop wildlife related activities hosted by Avon Wildlife Trust.

Mindfulness Walk led by Huw Griffiths

A one hour introduction to mindfulness, at 11am. Further info and booking.

'No Swinging on Sundays' - historic tours of the Pleasure Gardens

Find out about the fascinating history of Sydney Gardens on a tour led by Kirsten Elliott. Choose either a 12.30pm or 2.30pm tour (one hour)

And Sydney Gardens will welcome The Bath Interfaith Iron Age to Iron Age Pilgrimage arrival in time for ...

Launch of the Walking Festival at 4pm

Come and join in a 'collective foot forward' - no need to book, all welcome, all ages, come and find us on the lower lawn. See you there!

Read all about the day on the Bathscape Walking Festival website

Bathscape Walking Festival hosted at Sydney Gardens Bath


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