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Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham

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Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland, England were made famous by Geoff Hamilton through the BBC television series Gardeners' World which he presented from 1979 until his death in 1996. They are situated on The Avenue in the parish of Exton, a short distance north of Rutland Water.Geoff Hamilton began developing the garden in 1983 from what was then a ploughed field. It now covers 8acre, comprising 37 individual gardens and features.
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  • I have visited Barnsdale gardens a few times, but have only ever gone in the Tearoom. Yesterday because the weather was so lovely I thought I would take a look around the gardens and it was not a disa...  more »
  • The gardens were as we expected at this time of year. Went to the tea shop and eventually someone came to take our order. We only ordered two teas but they hadn't arrived after half an hour, even thou...  more »
  • Great place to stop off and wander round, something to see at all times of year, although I have to admit so far we've only managed Springtime! Are determined to get back when more plants are out, but...  more »
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  • Grand day out, the staff in the cafe deserve rich praise, courteous and prompt. Although last viewed late October gardens still very attractive. Anyone planning a new garden layout cannot fail to be impressed with some of Geoff's unique designs. Must cost a lot to maintain to this high standard, so bearing that in mind admission reasonable. (Not National Trust) If you 'like' this review please give me a tick ✅♥ Thank you...
  • Lovely ever changing gardens with tea room and nursery
  • Outstanding place. It has multiple areas set out with all sorts of garden suggestions. Inspiration can be gained or just enjoy the beauty. Refreshingly, there is a good sized vegetable patch too and staff who really know what they are taking about. Restaurant nice too with friendly folk. Courses also available.
  • Wet and rainy but had a lovely day wondering around each garden some that I remember so well. Had warming soup then tea great cake. Took lots of photos of ideas to use in my little bit of paradise at home Thank you!
  • Heard a lot about this garden center so at last manage to find it! Surprised to see 3 coaches there but it didn't seem overcrowded!! Lovely friendly staff and very helpful. Didn't get to go around The Hamilton garden this time, but will try again another day! 😀
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