Lord Bathurst is to host a public engagement day this weekend for a major restoration project in Cirencester.

Cirencester Park in Cirencester has been a popular destination for residents and tourists for the past 300 years.

The most famous walk in the park is the Broad Avenue, a tree-lined promenade that represents the main route into the park from Cirencester.

290 Horse Chestnut trees were planted on Broad Avenue in the early 1800’s by Henry, the 3rd Earl Bathurst, making up a large part of the avenue.

With the trees fast coming to the end of their lives, it has fallen within the present Earl Bathurst’s management of the estate to take on the responsibility of restoring the Broad Avenue to its former glory.

On Sunday, from 10.30am, Lord Bathurst who is responsible for the day-to-day management and preservation of the estate, and who is driving the restoration project, is hosting the public event.

Anyone interested in learning more about the project can come and find out more.

Lord Bathurst will welcome everyone and then walk through the avenue with attendees, explaining all about the project, the history of Cirencester Park and The Broad Avenue, and answer anyone's questions.

For more on the restoration project -

Major plans to restore tree-lined avenue in Cirencester Park