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Barnsdale Events for July

Summer Sundays at Barnsdale Gardens
It's all happening at Barnsdale! Every Sunday during July and August, we're offering free family events with Garden entry.
Roses Day with Stuart Dixon: 2 July, 12pm-4pm

A special day of informal walks and talks hosted by writer, broadcaster and rose fan Stuart Dixon.

So if you’re looking for a particular variety or just love roses, join Stuart to tour the Gardens and learn more- there’s no booking necessary and you’re welcome to join him for as long as you like.

Free with garden admission.

Summer Sundays, Cottage Garden Day: 9 July, 12pm-4pm

Some of Barnsdale’s most famous and popular gardens are planted in the informal cottage style, with traditional materials, densely populated borders and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants.

Informative talks by members of the Cottage Garden Society and floristry tutors Vicky McDavid and Gill Hadland will give an insight to this pretty and productive style of garden.

Free with garden admission.

Summer Sundays, Edwardian Garden History Day: 16 July, 12pm-4pm

Meet our horticultural historian and find out about the life and work of a gardener in the early years of the last century.

Free with garden admission.

Summer Sundays, Family Nature Trail: 23 July, 12pm-4pm

Bring the children for a backyard safari around Barnsdale, to look for some of the creatures you might find there and see what they're doing. Try pond dipping, bird-spotting and bug hunting, or make an insect home.

Free with garden admission.

Summer Sundays, Grow and Discover- Every Garden is a Classroom: 30 July, 12pm-4pm

Families of all ages can join garden designer Chris Allen to learn some amazing facts about what goes on in your garden.

Free with garden admission.

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.

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH. | Tel: 01572 813 200 | Email: