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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.

Sculpture Trail of Works by Christopher Groombridge: 4th June - 16th July

Christopher's work is largely driven by aesthetics, based around natural and humanistic forms; exploring their contours and landscapes as a visual and tactile voyage, which begs engagement.


Ranging in size from a human hand to a mighty oak, a bas-relief or in the round, the sculptural forms seek an outer beauty whilst withholding mystery at the core.


Find out more: groombridgesculpture.co.uk

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 with Live Music from Ann Duggan: 11th July, 12pm - 4pm

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


Ann Duggan will be performing live in the gardens with her guitarist Rob Hines. You can find more about Ann here: www.annduggan.co.uk

Plant Lovers' Day: 18th July, 12pm - 4pm

Join us for a plant themed day. Enjoy casual walks and talks with Nick Hamilton and self-guided tours of how plants can be used in various ways and children can enjoy making a flower themed bookmark.

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.