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Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
+44 1572 813200
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Lovely Gardens

We visited yesterday and loved the gardens, the fragrance from the flowers was wonderful. After... read more

Reviewed yesterday
184margaret
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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A lovely day out in June.

Geoff Hamilon is my all time favorite Gardners World presenter so i was thrilled , at long last, to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandy J
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Rolleston on Dove, United Kingdom
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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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The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
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+44 1572 813200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited yesterday and loved the gardens, the fragrance from the flowers was wonderful. After looking at the gardens we had a drink among the trees and plants which was a lovely setting and the weather was warm. Our waitress Sophie was very pleasant and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Geoff Hamilon is my all time favorite Gardners World presenter so i was thrilled , at long last, to see his gardens. They are showing the effects of time, particularly the constructions, but they bought back so many happy memories.Unlike a lot of gardens which...More

Thank Sandy J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had seen these gardens mentioned on television and decided to visit. Loved the way they were set out in different types of gardens with lovely planting. Will visit again. Loved the tea room too.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite disapointed overgrown and needed a lot of clearing up replanting and tidying up, certain areas ok, But dissapointed that the memorial garden that Carol did was overgroen and neglected. The Cafe was good recomend the scones/

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful visit and trip down memory land to when I fell in love with gardens and plants. Lovely to see the gardens I remember from so long ago.

Thank Bev J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a collection 30odd small gardens some of which did feature on Geoff’s gardeners world programs they are good but in fact the planting is all very similar. The later ones by Adam do stand out as being more modern however if you are...More

Thank DARulesOK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the area,having travelled from Bristol,and Barnsdale was high on our list .....having been a keen gardener for over 50 years.......and a great fan of The Programme.... And what an amazing, and most enjoyable visit to a Garden giving so much pleasure........from the gardens, Tony...More

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A proper nursery all plants first class condition a bit on the expensive side . It was a terrible day and it's not very good for walking in the rain. Would recommend to anyone who is a true gardener. Didn't visit cafe as we visited...More

Thank jennymartin3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

loads to stroll around and get inspiration peaceful and colourful we went in June very friendly man at the main entrance gives you plenty of help and has a sense of humour

Thank ianmwatson
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited again after having been in March. A lovely time to visit. The gardens are all very well cared for.

Thank MCBAshbourne
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Stewart M
May 6, 2017|
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Response from C3856CHpeter | Reviewed this property |
Not being dog owners we hadn't taken notice of the arrangements for dogs. It appears that they can't be taken into the garden, but there's a small shaded parking area close to the entrance where they can be left in cars.
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Edennuk
June 30, 2016|
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Response from BenjaminL535 | Reviewed this property |
I would say a couple of hours :-) Plus a visit to the tea room - afternoon tea is amazing.
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