About Us

  • The Gardens Gallery is run for the benefit of the community by providing an art exhibition space and to enable other arts-related activities within the building.
  • The gallery space is available for hire to local artists for a minimum of one week up to a maximum of two weeks in a given year.

The Gardens Gallery is operated by a small team:


Booking Liaison: Christine Downes.

Gallery Management

Chair Bob Gower

Maintenance  Christine Downes

Health and Safety Simon Howe

Book Keeping Mini Davis

IT and processes Tom Pettigrew

The Governance of Gardens Gallery CIC is managed by a Committee of Directors formed from local groups plus individuals with special knowledge.


Contact the Gallery

Booking Liaison gardensgallerybookings@gmail.com

For other queries, please use our website contact page







The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

Follow https://tinyurl.com/MontpellierGardens for a history of the gardens and https://www.facebook.com/MontpellierGardens/about for information about Friends of the Bandstand and Gardens(FOMBAG).


  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

For full information about accessibility, please follow this link:


 Typical annual foot-fall is 22000.

If we take out the impact of Festivals then the weekly average is 400 per week.

This varies according to the variables of weather, social media, networking, number of artists, and the appeal of the Exhibition


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