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Dome Garden is a luxurious, purpose built, UK glamping site with a unique collection of 11 insulated geodesic domes. These are space age, eco-lodges formed into a genuine, luxury camping village with a stylish blend of outdoor life, environmental principles and real luxury facilities.
All the domes have individual en-suites with flushing loos and word fired showers or baths. They have proper beds, luxury linen and wood burning stoves – everything you need for a fantastic UK glamping break inside Gloucestershire’s Royal Forest of Dean, England’s biggest and most spectacular forest.
The Dome Garden is not a hotel – but it does have lovely linen, fine food and cool ensuites. Nor is it a campsite – but there are pegs and zips, with cosy fires and lots of canvas.
We think it’s the benchmark for UK Glamping Sites. The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, Cool Camping, and even Mumsnet, all agree, naming us ‘The Best UK Glamping site’ or in the ‘Top 5 Luxury Camping Sites in the UK’.
Yes ‘big deal’ indeed. This week only – Election Special!! All slots on Friday 12th and Monday 15th have been washed away – down to low season rates… and that’s the lowest it ever goes… So jump soon…
If you can’t make it before half term and want to see availability for the rest of the season
click here instead.
They say a picture paints a thousand words.
Well, if that is true, here’s a novel’s worth of them – a small selection of our favourite moments from the last year or so at the Dome Garden.
But if you’re already a seasoned ‘Gardeneer’ and feeling a little homesick then click this link to download next year’s calendar. Stick it on your fridge and count down the days until you come back!
Strictly speaking, ‘glamping’ comes from a concoction of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’, a superior ‘luxury camping’ experience way above the standard campsite.
But, let’s face it, it’s not a pretty word is it? And there are side effects; the spawning of variants like ‘to glamp’ and the catchall ‘glampsite’ makes you realise why it never existed before!
Other efforts included ‘camping 2.0′ – but no-one really understood what that referred to. ‘Camping with style’ is popular in South Africa, whilst in Germany ‘furnished camping’ seems to be on the up… Globally though ‘glamping’ is king with Ireland and the US now firmly on board.tell me more
Updated 26 May
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Still lots of space all over the place throughout this season but some dates are getting very busy and some are full, so here’s a rundown.
Generally lots of room throughout June especially during the weeks
At the weekends it needs to be early!!
Weekend 19 June is full and
Weekend 26th June also full.
As usual the SUPERDOME is the first to book up;
here’s what’s left
10th, 17th July,
21st, 28th August
13th, 20th July,
24th, 31st August
Plenty of space for the other domes throughout the rest of THE SUMMER except
24th July – only the Large Domitory and two Hobbity domes left.
If you break up earlier in July, there are lots of options before the 17th July.
A note about the HOBBITY DOMES
We just love the Hobbity domes, they represent so much about what we are doing at the Dome Garden.
We are changing them slightly to make them a bit more normal – but just as quirky (in fact in some cases more so). There is more shelter for inclement whether, new doors for each dome, new concrete rocket stoves, a slightly less rustic finish on some of the walls and… actually you’ll have to wait and see about the rest…
In the meantime if you want to read the whole Hobbity saga and find out what it’s like to live like us!! Grab a cup of tea and work your way through this little lot… here
So, that’s it for the moment. Next step click here to release your inner Domateer.