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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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  • Because of the way this garden is laid out as many individual gardens, it is very varied and offers many different practical ideas for planning your own garden. Restaurant was very good and staff frie...  more »
  • The difference with these gardens is the fact that they are largely the size of a "normal" house's gardens, so if you want ideas that you can incorporate, you should be able to find something. Althoug...  more »
  • Wanted somewhere to go one Saturday and found this place an hour away from our home. This was where the original Gardens World TV show was filmed for many years. Bit disappointed in some areas of the ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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! 😀
  • One of my Fav places to visit, not only for the inspiration you can get from the garden layouts but also as a photographer there is always something to catch your eye and worthy of a photo, I try to get here at least four times a year, once for each season and have never been disappointed, well worth making a trip and a definite Must See if in the area :-)
  • A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT. LOADS TO SEE. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF AND A GOOD PLACE TO EAT. MAKE IT A GO TO PLACE ON YOUR CALENDAR.

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