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Barnsdale Gardens

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Lots to see but probably better later in the year!

Although the snowdrops and hellebores were out in February and it was nice and quiet I wished I was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wendy H
Toddington, United Kingdom
Peacful oasis

A delightful afternoon wandering around the many gardens at Barnsdale. Lots to see even at this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lincolnshire, 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...more
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The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although the snowdrops and hellebores were out in February and it was nice and quiet I wished I was there to see the gardens in all their glory! Lots of gardens to see and the bird song was beautiful but a bit lacking at this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A delightful afternoon wandering around the many gardens at Barnsdale. Lots to see even at this time if year. Very nice cafe with a good selection of food and drinks. Nursery is worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for 12 years but had not been for the last three, we called in for a light lunch (always good soup and cakes here) but decided to walk around the gardens as well. It is amazing how much interest there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank meltonpieman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had always wanted to visit and we were not disappointed. Although there was not much to see in February, and it was wet, there were lovely displays of our favourite flowers, cyclamen, hellebores and snowdrops. And we had the gardens mainly to ourselves! A...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DaleCheshire
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We went here for the afternoon, the time of year meant that the gardens were not in full bloom. Still well kept and full of information about each individual garden... had a very enjoyable walk around and would have stayed a little longer but the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank L4INEY
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

A set of 32 gardens over 8 acres. Well signposted. Free car park. Reasonable entrance price. Access through cafe . Well maintained but probably best seen in growing season. Few ideas and of note are that plants are well labelled. Exit after good refreshments in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BigAlNorthampton
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We thought there might not be enough to keep us interested in the gardens due to the time of year when we visited but this was not the case and we spent a very happy half our wandering round looking at all the plants

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Having followed Gardener's World for many years it was lovely to see Geoff Hamilton garden. It is in fact still run by the Hamilton family. Set up as 38 themed garden 'rooms', offering practical ideas for gardeners to recreate at home. Even at the start...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank symbo2015
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Initially a bit of an experiment by Geoff Hamilton, who used to present Gardener's World, and what a brilliant place to spend a few hours, wandering around the amazing gardens - 38 different settings including a Japanese garden, a rose garden, a formal garden, bog...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maggie A
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the wonderful gardens once shown in BBC’s Gardener World during Geoff Hamilton’s reign is a wonderful treat. The gardens have been well maintained by his family. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Stewart M
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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.
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.