Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Gardens, near Oakham

The gardens at Barnsdale were made famous by the late Geoff Hamilton of BBC Gardeners World.

In 1984 Geoff Hamilton of BBC Gardeners World found a Victorian farmhouse with over 5 acres of land, 'Barnsdale Garden' was born! All but half an acre was pasture - he was like a child with a new toy! A local farmer was asked to plough most of it, and after planting one or two mature trees and shrubs he couldn't bear to leave behind he set about on the first project. Two years later Gardeners' World was well established in its new home with Geoff's natural and down to earth style making him a hit with the viewers. He married his second wife Lynda and the rest, I'm sure, all of you have followed over the years.
Now see the gardens within the Garden that he created.

Barnsdale Gardens Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website.  Christmas openings - please ring.  Plant sales, coffee shop - see website for details of openings. Disabled access.


  • Telephone: 01572 813 200
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  • Street: The Avenue, Exton
  • Postcode: LE15 8AH
  • City: Oakham
  • County: Rutland


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