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The gardens are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except Bank Holidays) from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm. There is a suggested general admission donation of £2 for adults, or £1.50 for concessions, and children get in for free.  There is much more to see and do however, if you can join us for one of our open days or events – see below.  The gardens are also available for hire for Garden Parties or other events, please contact us to discuss your requirements using any of the methods at the bottom of the page.

2020 Open Days and Events

21st March – Understanding Incense – A brief history and understanding of what might make incense so popular. Experiencing some of the different types of ingredients that make up incense, and why they are used. An opportunity to make your own incense to take home. For this workshop we will be working with incenses that will need a charcoal/or similar to burn on (available on day). £30 per place, to include the history of incense workshop and materials as well as tea and coffee. Contact Suzanne at [email protected]

2nd April and then the 1st Thursday of every month, until Thursday 3rd September – Drum to the Earth – in the TWIGS Roundhouse. This is an opportunity to sing/chant and drum to the earth, to each other and to enjoy being a group in Twigs fabulous roundhouse. We would like people to bring their drums, djembes, rattles and percussion instruments, and also their voices. Contact [email protected]

10th April – Children’s Nature Discovery Day 11am until 4pm – Fun for the little ones (age 2yrs to 12yrs) with a nature walk, craft workshops, Easter hunt and more! Children £5 (to include crafts, nature walk, Easter hunt and special gift) and adults are free!

26th April – TWIGS Spring Open Day 11am until 4pm – Music, Stalls, Refreshments and Pizza! General admission.

17th May – National Garden Scheme at TWIGS 12pm until 4pm – The National Garden Scheme gives access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

14 June – TWIGS Summer Open Day 11am until 4pm General admission.

18th June – Friends of TWIGS Annual Golf Day at Marlborough Golf Club. Please call or email Tori at [email protected] 07931297829 for more information.

4th July – 2nd Annual Wellbeing and Mindfulness Festival from 10am until 6pm. Back after popular demand, join us in the Gardens at TWIGS for wellbeing talks and stalls, workshops and more. Working with local businesses in the wellbeing and mindfulness industry to help the local community find their way. £6 admission which includes all talks and entry to the gardens. Tickets can be bought in advance through Tori on [email protected] or on the gate.

19th July – National Garden Scheme at TWIGS 12pm until 4pm. General admission.

30th September– 10th Annual Clay Shoot at Barbury Shooting School. For more information call or email [email protected] 07931297829

3rd October – 2nd Annual Apple Fayre from 11am until 4pm. After the success of the first Apple Fayre, David Harrison from Mates Cider Ltd will be back with his apple press to press your apples into juice for you to take home. There will be garden games, stalls, music, refreshments, pizza and more! General admission.

In the meantime…..

We are still open in the week as above and you can always treat yourself to refreshments in the Olive Tree Café in the Manor Garden Centre next door.  Any queries, or for further details please phone TWIGS on 01793 523294 or email [email protected]. For more ideas of things to do, see WhereCanWeGo.

Visitor Comments

Lovely, very therapeutic. I’d recommend it to everyone

Contact Us

01793 523294

Twigs Community Gardens,
C/o Manor Garden Centre,
Cheney Manor, Swindon, SN2 2QJ

[email protected]