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Barnsdale Gardens

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The Avenue
LE15 8AH

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Tel: +44 01572 813200

Barnsdale Gardens

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • 849barry
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Amazing gardens
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 26th September 2018
    We went on a lovely day. The gardens are very well kept even coming up to Autumn we liked all the gardens especially the Japanese garden really stunning always something to see every time we visit. Read full review
  • Wendy H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Two plus one = expensive tea
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 27th September 2018
    I visited the gardens in September. Was really looking forward to see them but rather disappointing. Might be better in spring. Lots of weeds and plants needing attention. We had tea in cafe, all... Read full review
  • Wendy S
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Poor show
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 27th September 2018
    Had so looked forward to this visit but was deeply disappointed. First impression were the dreadful state of the toilets followed by the rather neglected state of the gardens. Weeds everywhere... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Approaching Oakham on A6003 from Uppingham: turn right onto A606 at the first roundabout. Proceed along this road for approximately 2 miles. Turn left at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton and our entrance is then 1 mile on the left.Approaching Oakham on A606 from Melton Mowbray: continue on A606 through Oakham, turn left at the roundabout towards Stamford and Barnsdale. After approximately 2 miles turn left at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton- our entrance is 1 mile on the left.Approaching Oakham on A606 from Stamford: continue through Empingham and Whitwell. After approximately 1/4 mile from Whitwell turn right at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton - our entrance is 1 mile on the left.

Special Offers

  • Winter season special group rates for visits from 1/11/18 to 28/02/19

    Adult: £5 (20 adults or more)

    Child: £2.50 (under 16)

    Adult entry with cream tea: £9.20

    Usual Ts & Cs apply. Although there are several offers for entry to Barnsdale Gardens throughout the year, these do not apply when visiting as part of a group. However, 'Friends of Barnsdale' card holders are admitted free when they are part of a visiting group.

    Offer link: Group Travel Seasonal Discounts


  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS


  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Regional and MiscellaneousEast Midlands Tourism Silver Award East Midlands Tourism Silver Award 2010

Opening Times

Opening (1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Spring (1 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*
Summer (1 June 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 19:00*
Autumn (1 Sept 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* We are closed 24th and 25th December.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Barndale GardensBarnsdale Gardens Tea Room, RutlandWe are proud to offer the very best fresh, seasonal food, served in generous portions. Wherever possible, we source our ingredients from local producers, so our sandwiches are freshly made using Hambleton Bakery’s award-winning bread

Tuesday, 26th February 2019 - Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Basics of Vegetable GrowingNick Hamilton explains the mysteries of soil preparation, seed sowing, plant raising, crop requirements and planting in this morning of top tips for beginners.
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Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 - Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Deliciously Different VegGot a glut of runners? Overflowing with courgettes? Want to try something different? For those who want to grow beyond potatoes, broad beans and lettuce but aren't sure where to start- come and be inspired! Sally Cunningham's course will show you how to grow unusual hardy vegetables such as...
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Monday, 20th May 2019 - Sunday, 26th May 2019

Spring Vegetable Weekf you love growing your own food then Barnsdale is the place to be this week. Over the weekend we'll be opening up all the productive areas that are normally off-limits to visitors and our expert growers will be available to advise you on your own veggie production and chat about their favourite...
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Thursday, 21st March 2019 - Thursday, 21st March 2019

Watercolour Painting Day: 'Daffodil Doodles'
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Sunday, 21st July 2019 - Sunday, 21st July 2019

Summer Sundays: Roses Day with Stuart Dixon
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Sunday, 14th July 2019 - Sunday, 14th July 2019

Summer Sundays: Flower Arranging Day
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Sunday, 7th July 2019 - Sunday, 7th July 2019

Summer Sundays: Tree Trail
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Wednesday, 17th July 2019 - Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Growing Veg Indoors and Out
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Sunday, 4th August 2019 - Sunday, 4th August 2019

Summer Sundays: Grow and Discover
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Sunday, 28th July 2019 - Sunday, 28th July 2019

Summer Sundays: Plant Clinic
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Thursday, 18th April 2019 - Thursday, 18th April 2019

Watercolour Painting Day: 'Tea in the Garden'
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