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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.

Roses Day with Stuart Dixon: 4th 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.

Pimms & Games on the Lawn: 11th July, 12pm - 4pm

 Join us for fun on the lawn, where there will be retro games to play and Pimms to sip.

It's All About Plants: 18th July, 12pm - 4pm

A special day of informal walks and talks hosted by Radio 4’s Matthew Biggs.


Ann Duggan (musician) will be performing in the arbour from 12-4pm. 'Ann and her musicians mix influences from country, americana, blues, rock, folk and jazz to create wonderful arrangements in collaboration with songwriter Colin Granger.'

Bees & Flowers: 25th July, 12pm - 4pm

Join Sally Cunningham to find out which garden plants and wild flowers are best for bees. Leicester and Rutland Bee Keepers Association will also be around with an observation hive to show you what bees get up to.

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.