In 2022, Furzey Gardens will be celebrating its centenary year.

It will be 100 years since the gardens were first planted by the Dalrymple family as an informal woodland garden and we are planning a year of celebration to mark this significant milestone.

We plan to tell the pioneering story of the gardens – from the intrepid plant hunters who filled the gardens with rare species to its more modern history as a place of support and education for people with learning disabilities. You will discover fascinating stories that help you see the gardens in a whole new light.

We know what a special place the gardens are for the physical and mental health of our visitors, volunteers and people with learning disabilities. We will help you find new ways to appreciate the peace and tranquillity of Furzey as a place to relax with family and friends.

Our work to help people with learning disabilities to learn new skills and live more independent lives is at the core of the garden’s purpose. In 2022 and beyond we will be doing even more to make the gardens a place for everyone, no matter your background, abilities or interest. Even more than now, Furzey will become a garden for everyone.

In the coming months we will be revealing more details about our exciting centenary plans, just sign up for our email newsletter below to be among the first to hear more.

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Help us to raise £500,000

Support our ‘special years centenary appeal’ to help us make permanent, environmental and visitor experience improvements at the gardens as well as enabling people with learning disabilities to live more independent lives.

Celebrate our past and be part of our future. For each special year of our centenary, we are raising £5,000 to help take us forward, you can be a part of our future by supporting our special years centenary appeal.


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Celebrating the centenary through art

Furzey Gardens has been selected to work in partnership with artists to commission a new work of art inspired by the garden in its centenary year.

Exploring what the gardens mean to people through art will help us explore the essence of the gardens while producing a fitting tribute to all it has achieved in its 100 years.

Keep an eye on this page for more information as the project progresses.

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