Events listed below are free with garden admission.

Spring Birdwatch: 14 April, 12pm - 4pm

Meet expert spotters and take a special tour of the Gardens with Phil Rudkin. You can chat with our clever bird box makers and bug hotels or make a simple bird feeder yourself to take home.


Barnsdale provides a home for a huge variety of garden birds, with guest appearances by the residents of nearby Rutland Water, so there’ll be plenty to see and even the youngest visitor will be able to get a great view on the woodland webcam.

Easter at Barnsdale Gardens: 19 - 22 April, 9am - 5pm.

Egg painting 12pm - 4pm on Saturday. Kids’ Easter hunt every day.

Come for a fun-filled family weekend. Everyone can paint an egg to help decorate our special Easter Tree and youngsters can have a cracking good time hunting for tokens to swap for a chocolatey Easter treat.

Just want to come for a spot of retail therapy and a great lunch or afternoon tea? Entry to the Barnsdale Gardens Gift Shop, Nursery and Tea Room is free.