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Summer Sundays at Barnsdale Gardens

It's all happening at Barnsdale! Every Sunday during July and August, we're offering family events, free with Garden entry.

Barnsdale’s Question Forum: 6th August, 11:30am & 2:30pm

To celebrate 40 years of Barnsdale Gardens, join Nick Hamilton, Matt Biggs, David Hurrion and Barnsdale’s Head Gardener Jon Brocklebank on either of these question and answer sessions.

40 Years of Barnsdale Garden Party: 6th August, 6pm-9pm.

Join us to celebrate forty remarkable years of Barnsdale Gardens at our summer garden party and hog roast, with live music by Ann Duggan.


Bring a bottle and a blanket or chair to sit on and let the soul-stirring melodies of Annie and her guitarist Rob Hines captivate you on the lawn, while our neighbour, Farmer Lou, cooks up her famously delicious, locally reared, hog roast and vegetarian burgers and sausages; there's plenty for everyone.

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Summer Vegetable Week: 7th - 13th August, 11am - 4pm

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, Susie will lead tours of Barnsdale's veg and fruit growing areas, at 12pm & 2pm.


The Helenium Tea Room kitchen will provide tasty bites to try all made from our produce and children can take part in potting/sowing their own vegetable plants to take home.

Productive Area Tours: 13th August, 12pm & 2pm

Our vegetables grower-in-chief, Susie, will lead tours of Barnsdale's fruit and veg growing areas, at 12pm & 2pm.

Makers Market: 20th August, 12pm - 4pm

Browse some wonderful items from local artisan makers. You will also have the opportunity to see some of them in action.


If you are a maker and would like a stall, please contact us.

Music in the Gardens: 27th August, 12pm - 4pm

Ann Duggan will be performing live in the gardens with her guitarist Rob Hines. With two American tours and gigging extensively across the UK,  Annie Duggan and Rob Hines have established themselves as one of the Midlands most engaging and vibrant performers, who have received national acclaim both at home and abroad, not only for their own songs but also for their interpretation of material from artists who have influenced their own music which is a seamless blend of Americana, Blues, Jazz, Folk and Roots, covering a wide genre of musical styles.


Annie is known for her powerhouse and soulful vocals and Rob Hines for his distinctive wonderful finger-picking guitar playing that has earned him the nickname "The Wizard" . Together they deliver with an energy and a passion that takes you on a musical journey that touches the heart of any audience. You can find more about Ann here: www.annduggan.co.uk.


At the same time, why not enjoy one of our perfect summer Barnsdale Picnics on the lawn.

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.