One Off Summer Events in Sydney Gardens
12 May 2019

As well as being a beautiful park, and a wonderful place to escape to for a stroll, Sydney Gardens are also the chosen location for numerous events.


There are a range of regular activities which are taking place in Sydney Gardens this summer, as well as a series of special one-off events. Last week we looked at the regular events which take place in Sydney Gardens, but this week we’re dedicating the blog post to the one-off events.


The first free one-off event which is coming up is on this Wednesday (the 15thof May 2019) from 4:15pm-5:00pm. It will be a Garden Trust Tour of Sydney Gardens, and it the precursor to the Garden Trust Talk with Dr Marion Harney which is due to take place at the Bath Museum of Architecture. The topic will be the rise of Bath’s pleasure gardens, and how they influenced the city. The meeting place is the entrance to Sydney Gardens which is behand the Holburne Museum. Should the Garden Trust Talk also be of interest, tickets are £8 and can be bought here: The talk begins at 6:00pm


The next big event set to take place is the 2019 Forest of Imagination, taking place from the 20th-24thof June. It sees “a free, fantastical forest and outdoor gallery” created in the centre of Bath, and it’s an event that adults love just as much as younger persons. This will be the sixth year in which a collective of local and international artists endows areas of Bath with sensory installations and architectural artworks, so we know how much fun and how freeing this event is!


“We believe that creativity can enhance wellbeing and transform lives, communities, cities and economies.” – Forest of Imagination


On July the 6th, from 2:30pm-3:30pm, will be the commemoration of the planting of the Peace Oak in Sydney Gardens. It was planted in the gardens as part of the peace celebrations in Bath to mark the end of the First World War. As well as the unveiling of the commemorative stone, there will be free tea and buns in (excuse the irresistible pun) abundance.


Next in July, except for Bath Carnival on the 13th(which we’ll bring you a separate blog post for soon), will be a Roman archaeology day – put on as part of the Roman Bath’s ongoing Archway Project. Taking place on Saturday the 20thfrom 11:00am-3:00pm, the day will include stone carving demonstrations, and talks about burial rituals and ceremonies, among many other things. The full details for the event are yet to come, but if you like Roman history, this event will be a good one.


Keep an eye on our blog for news of the September events coming up in Sydney Gardens!