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Barnsdale Gardens

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Address: The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
Phone Number: +44 1572 813200
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Description: Created by Geoff Hamilton over 13 years for BBC2's Gardeners' World...
Created by Geoff Hamilton over 13 years for BBC2's Gardeners' World television programme, Barnsdale is home to Britain's largest collection of individually designed gardens. Open throughout the year it provides not just a beautiful and enjoyable visit but also somewhere from which to discover a wealth of new ideas for your own garden from any one of the realistically sized 38 gardens waiting to be explored. Plant nursery and delicious tea room also on site.
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A really lovely day wandering around all the different gardens. The café was very good and sold varied and freshly prepared food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A really lovely day wandering around all the different gardens. The café was very good and sold varied and freshly prepared food.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The worst gardens we have ever visited. The cafe is a SHED with sticky tables, with a small TV running an item by Geoff Hamilton himself about 10 - 12 years ago. As for the gardens they were unkept and as for the Rose Garden we had a job to see any roses. We visited at the begining of July... More 

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Nick6490, Owner at Barnsdale Gardens, responded to this review

What a pity you didn't come and see me while you were here, when all could have been easily explained and you could have gone away understanding the Gardens and what we do. You would have been told that we are currently in the process of re-varnishing the Tea Room tables where the hard coating has been removed by the... More 

Henlow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited for the first time yesterday and had a thoroughly enjoyable time despite mixed weather. Barnsdale is unique, perhaps because all or most of the gardens were created by Geoff Hamilton for the BBCs Gardeners World or one of his associated programmes. Each was designed around a specific theme, so the place is absolutely packed with great design ideas... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

we last visited some six years or more ago,the gardens 39 of them plenty to see lots of colour and interest. something for everyone.The gardens are all different alot made by geoff Hamilton on Gardeners world which we remember with fondness. lots of ideas to take back and use in your garden.A lovely few hours we both really enjoyed our... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We are keen gardeners and always enjoyed watching 'Gardeners World' when presented by Geoff Hamilton. We loved looking round Barnsdale and could remember Geoff developing many of the areas. However, we found the tearoom a little disappointing inside. Probably OK if visiting on a fine day as there is plenty of outside seating but we visited on a rather dull... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Over 35 separate gardens dotted around the plot. Some great gardens amongst them, and not too busy to enjoy. Plenty of seats dotted around as well so that the tired and less mobile can rest in between the various areas. Well put together, it is pretty easy to ensure that every garden is visited, and the map provided is accurate... More 

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Basingstoke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A series of garden tableau, most created on television's Gardeners World by Geoff Hamilton. A pleasant couple of hours walk, followed by an afternoon tea/

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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The venue has good car parking next to the entrance, gardens are a series of small gardens representing different types and style of garden. The gardens were sometimes repeated with lots of the same shrubs and flowers planted in each area, it was a pleasant atmosphere but lots of features were looking a bit tired and some refurbishment is required... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our weekend visit found the place buzzing. Slightly pricy but food was nice with lovely cakes. A novice on the desk we think. The gardens are educational but could be a bit better labelled and maintained as some areas slightly run down and some interesting plants a mystery. Avoid in bad weather we think.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nature lover and plants and flowers always make me happy and my de-stresser. A very lovely place to calm down and recharge after a hard work. Just admiring the flowers/plants make you realize how lucky you could be to admire and a chance to smell and feel the fragrance in your body through these garden. Very recommendable.

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Additional Information about Barnsdale Gardens

Address: The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
Phone Number: +44 1572 813200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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