Summer Events in Sydney Gardens
6 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.
This summer there are a range of regular activities taking place in Sydney Gardens, as well as a series of special one-off events (which we’ll look at in our next blog).
As Sydney Gardens is so close by, (Dukes Hotel is barely three minutes walk away) we’re keen to let you know what the events are and when they’re happening so that you can make the most of them during your stay in Bath.
Tai Chi in the Park
One of our favourite events is the free Tai Chi sessions which take place from 12:30pm-1:30pm every Sunday from the 12thMay until the 11thAugust (except when it rains).
For these free sessions you don’t need to have any previous experience, and you simply need to meet at the park entrance behind the Holburne Museum five minutes before the session is due to begin in order to register. The session itself takes place a little further inside Sydney Gardens.
On Friday the 17th of May, 24thof May, 31stof May, and 7thof July, a series of free mindfulness walks will be taking place from 6:30pm-7:30pm. The walks provide an hour which is focused on wellbeing, in the peace and tranquillity of Sydney Gardens verdure.
Historic Tours of Sydney Gardens
Sydney Gardens was opened in 1795 as commercial pleasure gardens. It was attached to the grand Sydney Hotel (now the Holburne Museum) and was a firm favourite with visitors and residents alike. It has changed a bit since it was first opened however – for example, the grand Minerva’s Temple wasn’t installed until 1911, following its inclusion in the 1911 Empire Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace.
Free walks, led by the Friends of Sydney Gardens, will tell you even more about the history of the Gardens, and how they have changed over the years. They take place on the second Sunday of each month from 2:30pm-3:15pm.
If you fancy getting even closer to nature, then you can also add to the beauty of Sydney Gardens by taking part in the volunteer gardening sessions, which also take place on the second Sunday of each month from 10am-12 noon. The meeting place is the park entrance behind the Holburne Museum, and all tools are provided.