Gardens Gallery People

A Community Interest Company called Gardens Gallery CIC is a not-for-profit enterprise operating with a long lease from Cheltenham Borough Council on the Proscenium Building.

The Management Committee is composed of Simon Howe Chair, Molly Abbott of Cheltenham Open Studios, Viv Ayres the owner of the Cheltenham Fine Art School, Anthea Miller of Cheltenham Group of Artists, Derek Harrison of the Cheltenham Art Club.

Bob Gower oversees the maintenance of the Gallery.

Cllr. Diggory Seacome is our link with Cheltenham Borough Council. 

Niki Whitfield provides brilliant support for all hirers with the monthly Art e-Bulletin.

Mini Davis provides treasurer and financial control.

Tom Pettigrew provides important expertise on IT and a range of other matters.

We also contract Annie Bertalone to meet and greet our artist hirers each week.




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 for a history of the gardens and 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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