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Dome Garden is a unique collection of insulated domes formed into stylish, eco glamping lodges – a genuine, luxury camping village and one of the only planned glamping sites in the UK, with a careful blend of outdoor life and real luxury facilities.
This is not just a bunch of beds in pretty tents, stuck in the corner of a farmer’s field! NO! The 10 domes each have individual en-suites, flushing loos, proper beds, luxury linen and wood burning stoves. Everything you need for a fantastic luxury UK glamping break, and all right inside Gloucestershire’s Royal Forest of Dean, one of Britain’s biggest and most spectacular forests.
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 is the benchmark for UK Glamping Sites. Luckily 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’.
Those of you who looked last year are asking “where’s the quiz?”
Well, rest assured it’s coming… but this year it’ll be even harder…
Major new fun to be had at the Dome Garden too this year. We’re just clearing away the mud, laying the turf and putting down the bark.
15 days to go, 26 jobs left to do – and counting…
click here to find out what’s what.
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 23 Feb
2015 – will be busy, busy, busy!
The 2015 season is now 41% more booked than the equivalent time last year.
So, if you are thinking of coming this year you really must get your skates on. That said, there are lots of domes, so still lots of opportunities, just drop us a line to find out what’s what.
In the meantime here are some dates to be careful of…
Easter is early this year which means the holiday period is not as jammed as it was last year. So there are still options still available throughout April – although bottlenecks too.
MAY BANK HOLIDAY
The early May bank holiday May 1-4 is almost full, just two Hobbity domes left.
Friday 22nd just one Hobbity dome left but that won’t last for long.
Mon 25-28 May The late bank holiday, two hobbity domes left
Thurs 28th MayPlenty of room left and remember it’s a FOUR night slot for the same price as THREE.
Every year for four years now the May bank holidays and the half term have been full to bursting so please, please, please book now to guarantee these last few places.
May and June
Generally lots of room except
Weekend 19 June is full and
Weekend 26th June also full.
SUMMER HOLIDAY (from 17th July)
As usual the SUPERDOME is the first to book up;
here’s what’s left
7th, 21st, 28th August
20th, 27th July
24th, 31st August
If you break up earlier in July, there are more options before the 17th July.
Plenty of space for the other domes throughout.
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.
But 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 its 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.