It's all happening at Barnsdale! Every Sunday during July and August, we're offering family events, free with Garden entry.
Summer Sundays, Croquet and Pimm’s on the Lawn: 5 August, 12pm - 4pm
Come and try this most English of games in the delightful setting of Barnsdale’s glorious gardens, and treat yourself to a chilled glass of Pimms’ for a spot of genteel refreshment!
Free with garden admission.
Summer Sundays, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: 12 August, 9am - 4pm
Come for a fun family day full of activities to help you find out more about the insect pals and pests in your back yard.
Early risers can join moth expert Vic Arnold from 9am-10am for a cuppa and a breakfast butty, to see what’s been caught in our live moth trap overnight; the moths will be on show all day until 4pm, when you can help to release them back into the garden.
Help Sally Cunningham to build a bug hotel in the woodland or have a go at pond-dipping. You can follow a special trail to find out which are the pollinators' favourite plants and meet our local wildlife craftsmen.
If you love growing your own food then Barnsdale is the place to be this weekend.
We'll be opening up the productive areas that are normally off-limits to visitors, and our expert grower will be available to advise you on your own veggie production and chat about her favourite subject!
If you’ve visited us earlier in the year you’ll enjoy seeing our crops coming to fruition, and if you come along on Sunday, you can take in a demonstration of seasonal cookery too, using our own home-grown produce.
The National Allotment Society will be joining us on Sunday 20th and will be running extra activities and talks, as well as an information stand.