Cotswold Local Events Diary 2012

Cotswold Local Events Diary 2012

INCLUDING SOME SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL DATES AND EVENTS

April 2012

06Good Friday
07Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
08Easter Day
09North Cotswold Point to Point, Paxford (first race 1 p.m.)
10Kencot gardens, near Lechlade via NGS scheme (2-6)
14Grand National, Aintree
15Garsington Manor gardens, nr. Oxford via NGS scheme (2-5)
22Upton Wold gardens, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh via NGS scheme (11-5)
22Ilmington gardens, near Shipston-on-Stour via NGS scheme (2-6)
24Folly Lodge gardens, Halford, near Shipston-on-Stour via NGS scheme (2-5)
22-28Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival (21-22 Shakespeare’s Birthday celebrations)
29Court House garden, Stretton-on-the-Fosse (2-6)
29Charlbury gardens, near Woodstock via NGS scheme (2.-5.30)
29Blockley gardens via NGS scheme (2-6)

May 2012

02-07Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham
05-06Tewkesbury Festival of Food and Drink
06-19Chipping Campden Literary Festival
07May Day Bank Holiday
07Daylesford House garden, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold via NGS scheme (2-5)
09-13Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor Great Park
10Stow Gypsy Horse Fair, Stow-on-the-Wold
10-13RHS Malvern Spring Gardening Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire
13Old Rectory gardens, near Cirencester via NGS scheme (2-6)
13-14Hodges Barn garden, near Tetbury via NGS Scheme (2-6)Old Rectory gardens, near Cirencester via NGS scheme (2-6)
19-27Nailsworth Festival
20Stowell Park gardens, nr. Northleach via NGS scheme (2-5)
20The Grove garden, nr. Chipping Norton via NGS scheme (2-5)
22-26RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London
23Olympic torch at Cheltenham Race Course (evening event)
26-27South Newington village gardens, near Banbury via NGS scheme (1-5)
27Barton Abbey garden, Steeple Barton, nr. Chipping Norton via NGS scheme (2-5)
27Barton House, Barton-on-the-Heath nr. Moreton-in-Marsh via NGS scheme (2-6)
27Burmington Grange garden, Cherington via NGS scheme (2-6)
27Steeple Aston gardens, north of Oxford via NGS scheme (2-6)
30-10 JuneBath International Music Festival

June 2012

01Chipping Campden Olympick Games, Chipping Campden (400th Anniversary)
01Specialist plant sale, Coach House, Ampney Crucis near Cirencester (11-3)
01-02The Derby, Epsom Downs
02Broadwell and Donnington gardens open p.m.
02-04The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend Bank Holidays
02-05 JulyGarsington Opera Festival at Wormsley, High Wycombe (Don Giovanni, L’Olimpiade, La Perchole)
03Salford gardens, nr. Chipping Norton via NGS scheme (2-6)
07-17London International Fine Art and Antiques Show, Olympia
09-29 JulyLongborough Opera Festival, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh (The Magic Flute, Katya Kabanova, Gotterdamerung)
10Brize Norton gardens via NGS scheme (1-6)
10Dorsington village gardens, near Stratford-upon-Avon via NGS scheme (12-5)
10Headington gardens, Oxford via NGS scheme (2.30-5.30)
10Blockley gardens via NGS scheme (2-6)
10Dorsington village gardens, nr. Stratford-upon-Avon via NGS scheme (12-5)
10 & 11Hodges Barn garden, nr. Tetbury via NGS scheme (2-6)
11-12Great Tew Horse Trials, nr. Chipping Norton
11-17Queen’s Club Tennis Tournament, London
12-17Bledington Music Festival, St. Leonard’s Church, Bledington nr. Stow-on-the-Wold
12-17Cheltenham Festival of Science
13Campden House gardens, nr. Chipping Campden via NGS scheme (2-6)
13-17BBC Gardeners’ World Live, NEC Birmingham
15-17Cheltenham Festival of Food and Drink, Cheltenham
16Trooping the Colour, London
16-17Hurley Hall, Atherstone-on-Stour, near Stratford-upon-Avon via NGS scheme (1-6)
16-17Deddington gardens near Banbury open via NGS Scheme
17-15 JulyAsthall Manor Sculpture exhibition, nr. Burford
17Iffley gardens, nr. Oxford via NGS scheme (2-6)
17Ilmington village gardens, nr. Shipston-on-Stour via NGS scheme (2-6)
17Stanton gardens, nr. Broadway via NGS scheme (2-6)
17Stowell Park gardens, nr. Northleach via NGS scheme (2-5)
17Littlefield garden, Hawling via NGS scheme (11-5)
17Broughton Grange garden, nr. Banbury via NGS scheme (10-5)
17Langford village gardens, near Lechlade via NGS scheme (2-6)
17Sibford Gower gardens, nr. Banbury via NGS scheme (2-6)
17Honington village gardens, nr. Shipston-on-Stour via NGS scheme (2.15-5.30)
17Whichford and Ascott village gardens, nr. Shipston-on-Stour via NGS scheme (2-6)
19-23Royal Ascot Races
19-20Cotswold Air Show, Kemble nr. Cirencester
24Wormington village gardens via NGS scheme (2-6)
24Littlefield garden, Hawling via NGS scheme (11-5)
24Quenington village gardens, nr. Fairford via NGS scheme (2-5.30)
24Middleton Cheney gardens, nr. Banbury via NGS scheme (1-6)
24Whitehill Farm garden, nr. Burford via NGS scheme (2-6)
24Temple Guiting gardens via NGS scheme (2-6)
24Corpus Christi College garden, Oxford via NGS scheme (3-7)
25-08 JulyWimbledon Tennis Championships
27-07 JulyHenley Royal Rowing Regattas
27Eyford House and Rockcliffe gardens, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold via NGS scheme (10-6)
29-01 JulyCornbury Music Festival at Great Tew Park nr. Chipping Norton
30-01 JulyCotswold Show, Cirencester Park

July 2012

01Olympic torch at Chipping Campden 11 a.m.
01Atherstone Hill Farmhouse garden, near Stratford-upon-Avon via NGS scheme (2-6)
01Broughton Poggs and Filkins gardens, nr. Lechlade via NGS scheme (2-6)
03-08RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Hampton Court, London
04-15Cheltenham Festival of Music
07-08Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
09Olympic torch at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
13-15The Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park
14Battle Proms Concert, Blenheim Palace
14-15Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
15Wadham College Oxford gardens via NGS scheme (2-5)
15Court House gardens nr. Stretton-on Fosse via NGS scheme (2-6)
20-22Country Landowners’ Association Game Fair, Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire
21-28Three Choirs Festival – Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals at Hereford
26-27Warwick Folk Festival
27-4 AugGuiting Music Festival, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold
27-12 AugOlympic Games
29Broughton Grange garden, nr. Banbury via NGS scheme (10-5)

August 2012

04-05The Midlands History Festival at the Stratford Armouries, Stratford-upon-Avon
09-12NAF Hartpury Horse Trials
19Barnsley House garden open via NGS scheme (12.30-4.30)
19Adderbury village gardens, near Banbury via NGS scheme (2-6)
25-27Festival of the Tree at Westonbirt, nr Tetbury
25Cotswold Vintage Fair, Toddington, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh
27Summer Bank Holiday
27Winchcombe Country Fair
27Bourton Football in the River, Bourton-on-the-Water
29-09 SeptParalympics
30-02 SeptLandRover Burghley Horse Trials

September 2012

01Moreton-in-Marsh Agricultural Show
02Epwell Mill garden nr. Banbury via NGS scheme (2-6)
06-09Blenheim Horse Trials, Blenheim Palace
14-22Jane Austen Festival, Bath
23Garsington Manor gardens, nr. Oxford via NGS scheme (2-5)
29-30Malvern Autumn Show, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

October 2012

03-07Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham
06-09Tetbury Music Festival
12-14Cheltenham Literary Festival, Cheltenham
13-21Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival
25Stow Gypsy Fair, Stow-on-the-Wold
27British Summer Time ends (clocks go back 1 hr at 2 a.m.)

November 2012

11Armistice Day/Remembrance Sunday (2 minute silence at 11 a.m.)
16-18Open Meeting, Cheltenham Racecourse

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