This stunning garden is famous for it’s mature trees, trickling stream, and it’s nearly 100 hand-crafted sculptures and up-cycled water features – a truly secret garden, with lots of hidden gems (we like stuff you have to search for, here at Curious HQ).
Originally designed and landscaped in the 1960s by Sir Frederick Gibberd, renowned architect and the Master Planner of Harlow New Town the beautiful grounds are demonstrations of “the art of space” as Sir Frederick put it. After his death in 1984, the Garden was left to the Gibberd Garden Trust who look after it for the everyone to enjoy, and they kindly agree to us hosting our Curious party within the grounds. The Garden and the Trust Committee have our utmost respect.
During the Curious Yellow weekend, we encourage you to explore the garden and enjoy the many sculptures dotted around, as well as the wide variety of plant species, many of which were chosen for their architectural properties.
As you can imagine, the opportunity to work with such an amazing space doesn’t come around that often. We most certainly wish to continue hosting Curious Yellow here, and having glorious weekend gatherings with you in this stunning setting.
Of course it’s perfectly reasonable that the Trust Committee should ask that we (and in turn, you) abide by some simple, respectful ground rules, including absolutely no touching of the sculptures…and no littering or damage to plants…of course.
Full details will be shared with all guests prior to the event.
The camp site is in an Arboretum, among alder and birch trees. Glamping spots are positioned towards the top of the garden, on the ‘Gibberd Rooms’ lawn and enjoy a secluded feel while remaining close to the action.