Green Man Gatekeeper is the gallery, shop, and workshop of Clive Barrett.

Working in a converted farm building on the picturesque Lydney Park Estate, situated between the Forest of Dean and the River Severn, we draw our inspiration from history, mythology and Folk Lore.

It's an odd little shop, the sort you don't often find these days, but full of interesting things - green man masks, shoes for elves, bags for wayfarers, pouches for gold, or dice, trinkets, tokens, and talismans, etc.

We have designed our own range of greetings cards, and prints, with historical, traditional, and pagan themes. The shop also has a selection of carefully chosen items to accompany our own designs. This includes books about things we like, or find interesting.

Visit the shop and see things being made!

The shop is located just off the A48, the old Roman road that runs from Gloucester to Chepstow, and on into South Wales.

Green Man Gatekeeper
The Old Park,
Gloucestershire GL15 6BU

A Note on Opening Times

The shop is open daily from around midday, sometimes a little before, but rarely a great deal later. We tend to close around 5 o’clock, unless it is really quiet, and/or we have somewhere else to be, (an appointment with the vet, for instance). On the days when we cannot open the shop, it will be closed. We generally aim to be open seven days a week, apart from the twelve days of Christmas when we loose all sense of time and cannot be certain what day it is - at this time of year misrule prevails. 
The shop may also be open at other times by either prior arrangement or by chance.

Also, we may occasionally be closed due to unforeseen events. So, if you are planning a long journey to visit the shop, please contact us first.

Location Map (on this page)

Also, visit the neighbouring artisan businesses, cafe, exhibitions, children's play area, plus plenty of free onsite parking, and local forest attractions nearby.

We create a wide range of unusual gifts, so there is always something new to see, but as these are handmade availability is subject to change, older items may be out of stock.

At night




Dragon Bags


Leather Brooches



Greetings Cards



The shop is open seven days a week, from late morning until around 5 o'clock.
If you are travelling any distance it may be best to contact us to make sure that we will be open.