Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Barnsdale Avenue England LE15 8AB GB

ake a stroll around Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens. Discover 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, which are full of inspirational ideas for garden-lovers of all ages.

Get a close-up view of the tree-top bird feeders on a special web-cam hidden in the woodland. You can also follow a seasonal trail or visit the chickens on the allotment.

Enjoy a slap-up lunch or afternoon tea out on the lawn. The food is fresh, seasonal and locally produced, and there are nursery favourites and free activity sheets to keep the kids happy.

Or join in with the fun at one of the FREE weekend events, which includes wildlife watching, country crafts, eggy Easter fun, horrid Halloween activities and much, much more. Visit the Barnsdale Gardens website for all the latest events news!

38 individual gardens connected by landscaped borders.

Free parking, 5 disabled parking spaces. Guide and hearing dogs only are allowed in the Gardens but there are 2 special parking spaces in the shade for other dog-owners. These can be pre-booked prior to arrival, with a dog bowl and water provided.

2 wheelchairs and a mobility scooter- pre-book one fee of charge, prior to visiting. 90% of the site is accessible by wheelchair users and there is plenty of seating throughout.

Tea Room, Gift Shop, Plant Nursery- entry to these are free.

Public toilets, including a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.

Opening Times:
Open daily all year round, except 24th and 25th December:

March-May & September-October 9am to 5pm.
June-August 9am to 7pm.
November-February 10am to 4pm.

Visitors can come and go all day as they please. Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Costs: Please visit their website as prices may vary.

Photo Credits: Little girl in the Japanese Garden © Hamilton Photography
Barnsdale’s Giant Cabbage © Barnsdale Gardens
Bug Day pond dipping © Barnsdale Gardens

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