Events listed below are free with garden admission.

Plants for Pollinators Garden Trail: 9th August, 9am - 5pm

Follow our specially designed trail to discover plants that are great for our pollinators, some of which will be available in our nursery for you to purchase. Children can enjoy planting their own wild flower seeds to take home.  (A small fee will apply for this.)

Join us for The Big Butterfly Count: 20th July - 2nd August, 9am - 5pm

Tracking numbers of butterflies is crucial in the fight to conserve our natural world. That’s why taking part in the big butterfly count is of great importance not just for our butterflies but for the wider environment and biodiversity in general. The data from this and other counts will  help us to identify important trends in species that will assist us in planning how to protect butterflies from extinction, as well as understanding the effect of climate change on wildlife.


For more information on this national survey, click here...

Summer Vegetable Weekend: 15th - 16th August, 11am - 4pm

Access all areas of the allotment that are normally off limits, ask our veggie specialist all those questions you have been dying to find out about growing food and veg.


Follow our self-guided kitchen garden tours to find out how to grow veg in various ways.


Sadly, due to COVID-19, there will be no cookery demonstration this year.

Scavenger Hunt: 30th August, 11am - 4pm

Great for children, follow our scavenger hunt to gather materials to make a bug hotel and take it home.

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.