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Barnsdale Gardens

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Address: The Avenue | Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
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+44 1572 813200
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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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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Where are all our bees

Had a lovely few hours here this afternoon. So many benches to just sit and look -admire and listen to nature. Very accessible for my mum's wheel chair, which made us both happy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After spending a good couple of hours in the gardens we decided to stop for lunch. They just started table service well it needs sorting. Sat at a table menus brought order take 2 drinks and 2 ploughmans, drinks came 20 mins later no food table behind us got there hot food before us. Queried where was hours the girl... More 

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Thank Helen L
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These gardens have been laid as 38 small gardens following different theme. One should inspire you into looking at your own and how you could lay it out or improve it. For example, a small town garden, a cottage garden, an orchard etc., etc. All of them well maintained, a delight to see. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.... More 

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Thank Mike N
Arnold, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like to spend time in your garden, you will love this place. There is inspiration for everyone no matter what size of plot! The Better Half bought a fair amount from the nursery for me to plant out when we got home, so I persuaded her that we should build up my energy levels with some home made... More 

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Thank foxyroger
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

on arrival we had a cup of tea and cake served by very friendly staff,the food was lovely and fresh.The entrance price is very reasonable.We had a very relaxing visit,each garden is a delight,and for me quite moving as i had watched a lot of them being created by geoff hamilton on tv,many years ago and there were ones i... More 

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Thank lynda b
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful Gardens. Had a super afternoon tea break. Staff were really helpful. Can buy plants and learn lots about plants and gardening ideas etc. Cant wait to go back

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Thank lindadmoore1
Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Wed 10th May. The gardens are beautiful;. It was a hot sunny day and there were plenty of seats to rest on our way round. There was a pretty outside eating area over- looking some of the gardens. There was plenty of choice for lunch: toasties, panninis, sandwiches etc with a wide choice of fillings or scotch... More 

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Thank georged43
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely few hours here this afternoon. So many benches to just sit and look -admire and listen to nature. Very accessible for my mum's wheel chair, which made us both happy. I did feel it was quiet expensive- maybe a voucher for half price for your next visit would have made it seem better value and encourage a... More 

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Thank jppickle
Rutland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never fails to be inspired by Geoff Hamilton's gardens. His son Nick continues the good work. Afterwards tea and cake was a treat.

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Thank Dereck F
Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barnsdale Garden's is a wonderful mix of beautifully kept gardens and really warm welcome. Geoff Hamilton created a series of domestic sized gardens, each of which offers a wonderful variety of beautifully tended mixes of plants, shrubs and trees. Their cafe offers really friendly service and great food. You should visit this lovely place.

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Thank C3856CHpeter
Oakham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were set out by Geoff Hamilton and still look amazing. It's a testament to his great garden skills.

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