Barnsdale Gardens

Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring- there magical hidden corners, ponds full of tadpoles and newts, and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg. Watch hundreds of birds on feeders scattered throughout the site, relax by a sunny border buzzing with bees and butterflies, or enjoy a slap-up lunch or afternoon tea in the tea garden. Food is fresh, seasonal and locally produced, and there are nursery favourites and free activity sheets to keep the kids happy. Hit the gift shop and nursery for a spot of exclusive retail therapy or join in the fun at one of the FREE weekend activity days- this year there’s wildlife watching and family nature trails, special interest days for all kinds of gardeners, Easter and Halloween activities and much, much more- visit the Barnsdale Gardens website for all the latest news.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Baby FacilitiesBaby Facilities
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome
  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking
  • Meeting FacilitiesMeeting Facilities

opening times

March to October
Gardens & Nursery: 09:00 - 17:00
Tea Room: 09:00 - 16:30
November to February
Gardens & Nursery: 10:00 - 16:00
Tea Room: 10:00 - 15:30
Closed 24th, 25th and 26th December

Last entry to gardens is one hour before closing.

Bank Holiday: Open

more information

Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue



LE15 8AH