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Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
+44 1572 813200
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Wrong day to visit!

We were in the area on 2nd January and decided to call in. It was a cold and wet day, but the 4 of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Lovely Cafe with frsh homemade cakes

Lovely gardens and cafe always open and welcoming. Lovely homemade cakes and friendly service. Nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hertford, 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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the area on 2nd January and decided to call in. It was a cold and wet day, but the 4 of us were still charged the £6 entrance. Due to the weather we spent 20 mins at most in the gardens, then...More

Thank MamaG2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens and cafe always open and welcoming. Lovely homemade cakes and friendly service. Nice nursery and garden shop on site also.

Thank Robin024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent afternoon tea. Great staff. Superb value for money. Didn't have time to visit the gardens this time but will be back.

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been promising ourselves a visit to the gardens for years so on our wedding anniversary with the weather set fair we drove over to Barnsdale. We were not disappointed. The gardens were as we remembered them from the days of Geoff Hamilton presenting...More

Thank MargaretA998
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant at the gardens whilst staying locally. Had a very nice light lunch. The staff were very attentive. We did not go around the garden area as it was very cold that day.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We were on our way to a short break and stopped here as my wife wanted to see the gardens. There are a lot of different type of gardens to see and walk around. We also had lunch at the café, which was reasonably priced.

Thank graham l
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We came here expecting so much but were a bit disappointed. However, it is winter so we weren’t expecting the gardens to be in full bloom. Prices seem a bit steep- £7 for adult, £6 concession. We spent less than an hour looking round the...More

Thank ALS1387
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were very lucky to have had a group visit and to be given the tour by Neil, son of Geoff Hamilton. Gardens great even in November. Lots of things to see and came away with new ideas for our own gardens.

Thank DerbyshireCook
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Really enjoy visiting and looking round all the different gardens made famous by Geoff Hamilton on his TV programmes. Now run by his son. Better when its good weather though.

1  Thank snoopyleics
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited late October and it was unsurprisingly very muddy and few flowers were out. It is set out as several small gardens ( for a tv program some years ago ) and it was nice to see designs that would work in small spaces...More

Thank Jena39
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Stewart M
6 May 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.
1 July 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.