Garden of Heroes and Villains | The Heart of England Forest

The Garden of Heroes and Villains - Open Days 2020

Raising funds for the Heart of England Forest

Come face-to-face with Winston Churchill, cross the finish line with Roger Bannister, take front row for The Beatles, join Lawrence of Arabia at full charge on camel-back or take a trip with the Owl & the Pussycat and see the pig with the ring in the end of his nose!


With activities for the whole family, including a yew hedge maze, poetry garden, woodland walks, children’s quiz and a collection of over 50 stunning sculptures, it’s a unique day out in the Heart of England Forest!


All funds raised will go to support our work planting trees, creating wildlife habitats and the education of woodland environments. Dogs on leads are welcome.


We are happy to announce dates for four exciting events in the unique Garden of Heroes & Villains.

Open Day Fundraising Events:
Saturday 23rd May 2020, 10am to 5pm.– Book Tickets Here
Saturday 27th June 2020, 10am to 5pm.– Book Tickets Here
Saturday 22nd August 2020, 10am to 5pm.– Book Tickets Here

Adults (16yrs+) – £7 in advance (plus booking fee) or £9* on the gate               Children (Under 16 yrs) – Free                                                                       

Evening Summer BBQ Fundraising Events – Tickets must be purchased in advance

Thursday 16th July 2020, 5pm to 9pm.– Book Tickets Here

Adults (16yrs+) – £7 (plus booking fee)                   Children (Under 16 yrs) – Free                                                                      

Club Days

The Heart of England Forest invites clubs and organisations to arrange a visit for your members to include various refreshments packages – contact us for more information on or 01789 778541


EXCLUSIVE Friend of the Forest social evening – 25th June, 5.30pm-8.30pm

An evening especially for registered Friends of the Forest to enjoy dinner and a drink in this unique setting, amongst the sculpture and a chance to meet with other Forest Friends and members of the Forest team. Book tickets here


Dorsington, Nr Stratford upon Avon, CV37 8AR

Dorsington is approximately 40 min from M40 (Junction 15), M5 (Junction 9) and M42 (Junction 3)


Public access to this special garden is strictly limited to just a few days each year. Sign up for the e-newsletter or start a Friendship with the Heart of England Forest to be among the first to find out other upcoming events. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram – see the links at the top of this page.


*By paying a voluntary donation over the standard admission price this will enable the Heart of England Forest to claim the tax back on the whole amount. Your donation of just 90p on each ticket will provide even more support (an extra £3.15) to help plant tomorrow’s great native woodland. Standard Adult (16 yrs+) – £8.10

Directions to The Garden Of Heroes & Villains

Postcode for Sat Nav users: CV37 8AR (not exact, but close enough to follow temporary signs to the Garden of Heroes & Villains)


From Stratford-upon-Avon:

Take the B439 towards Evesham until you can turn left to Welford-on-Avon where you cross the river bridge and continue through the village until just after the maypole take a right turn signed to Dorsington. At the top of the hill is a right turn to Dorsington, but do not take this one, instead continue straight ahead for another mile to the next left turn to Dorsington. From here you will see event signs to the Garden of Heroes & Villains.

From Evesham / Bidford-on-Avon:

Take the A46 towards Stratford until you can take a roundabout exit to Bidford-on-Avon. Enter Bidford-on-Avon and at the roundabout take the third exit towards Cleeve Prior which will take you over the river bridge (10 tonne limit). Take the first turning on your left to Barton, and once you have passed through the village, take the right hand turn to Dorsington. From here you will see event signs to the Garden of Heroes & Villains.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!