Open Gardens of Larkhall
Gardens of Delight

Two events celebrating the garden spaces of Larkhall from 30th April 2021

Open Gardens of Larkhall

As we did last year, we invite you to
share your garden spaces through photos and videos sent to our website. To take
part in this season’s Virtual Open Gardens send us pictures and/or a short
video of your garden to getinvolved@larkhall-festival.org.uk.

Start sprucing the garden to be camera ready as early as you and nature can manage.  


Gardens of Delight

A brand new event. To take part in the Garden of Delights trail simply let your imagination run riot in your front garden or any part of your garden visible from a road or pathway.  Could you make some flower-pot dinosaurs? Or a fountain from cups and saucers holding trailing plants? Craft some unusual vegetables or flowers? Paint some pebbles to make a python?  Tell a story using old wellies? Create a scene from a favourite book or film?

All gardeners know planning is important so how about starting now to create something in your front garden or any part of your garden visible from a road or pathway?  It can be little or large, beautiful or outrageous, bold or fantastical, whimsical or wayward, blatant or subtle –  anything; simply something that will make someone walking past smile in delight at your ingenuity.   Again, please email photos or a video of your Garden of Delights to getinvolved@larkhall-festival.org.uk.

Check out Langridge’s shop window for ideas – ideas that will grow before your very eyes. Or, to get inspired take a look at:



unusual garden ideas





If you are more of a poet, how about writing us a few lines to go with the gorgeous images of your garden as part of either trail?

There isn’t a deadline for either event. You can send photographs and videos to getinvolved@larkhall-festival.org.uk from the 23rd April and throughout May.  Images will be available on the Larkhall Festival website from 30th April 2021. 

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Local artist, Simon Hodges has been sketching around Larkhall and Bath since the start of the pandemic and has created this short video of the results.

We hope you find it as interesting and enjoyable as we do.

Shane's Memorial Fund

Sadly we recently lost a member of our community. Shane was one of the many whose support enabled his partner to devote time to pulling together the Festival over the years. In showing our support in return we would love you to click through to learn more and donate to the wonderful cause that he channelled his own fundraising efforts into.


Festival History

In November 2007 a small group of strangers came together in the back room of the Rose & Crown with an idea to put on a community festival. After 18 months of talking, toiling, cajoling, and occasional bursts of inspiration, the first Larkhall Festival took place over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2009. Something must have worked because the festival has taken place every year since then!

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