Opening Times 2017

 

Upcoming Garden Open Days

  • 24 Aug 2017
    Thursday Garden Open Day 24 Aug 2017 All Day

    Grounds open from 11:00 to 16:30. Picnickers welcome in designated areas. Light lunch served from 12:00 in the Cruck Frame Barn and the Tented Pavilion. Donation £7.50 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50

  • 31 Aug 2017
    Thursday Garden Open Day 31 Aug 2017 All Day

    Grounds open from 11:00 to 16:30. Picnickers welcome in designated areas. Light lunch served from 12:00 in the Cruck Frame Barn and the Tented Pavilion. Donation £7.50 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50

  • 03 Sep 2017
    Sunday Garden Open Day 03 Sep 2017 All Day

    Open 14:00 to 17:30 Home made teas and cakes served in the Cruck Frame Barn and in the Tented Pavilion. Donation £10.00 for Adults, School Aged Children £2.50

  • 11 Nov 2017
    Winter Lights 11 Nov 2017 All Day

    See Thomas Heatherwick's Sitooterie lit up and float a candle on the lake in aid of the Children's Society, combined with a night trip on our steam pulled train the Sitooterie express. Pre booking only for this event on our website. Booking opens on Sunday 3rd September

  • 24 Aug - 12 Nov
  • 02 Dec - 11 Dec

Every Thursday from April 20th to August 31st inclusive: Grounds open from 11.00 to 16.30. Picnickers welcome in designated areas. Light lunch served from 12.00 in the Cruck Frame Barn and the Tented Pavilion. Donation £7.50 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50

Sunday June 24th: Open from 14:00 until 17:30. Homemade teas and cakes served in the Cruck Frame Barn and in the Tented Pavilion. Donation £10.00 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50

Sunday September 3rd: Open from 14:00 until 17:30. Homemade teas and cakes served in the Cruck Frame Barn and in the Tented Pavilion. Donation £10.00 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50

Group Visits
Visits by groups, clubs and societies can be arranged at other times by appointment. The minimum number for such a visit is normally 30.
For groups of people with special needs the minimum is 10. Weekday visits for a few people can sometimes be accommodated.
Please telephone 01277 811262 or 01277 811374.

Buggy Tours Chauffeured tours by golf buggy (discretionary donation), are available on Sundays and most Thursdays. Priority is given to people with disabilities.

The Railway: Barnards Farm Railway always runs on Thursdays during school holidays and during our 2 Sunday openings but is also open at Easter and approaching Christmas and on some additional Sundays, click here to visit the railway website for running days. This is a unique way of seeing the garden from another lower point of view!.

Thursday Delights:
Usually quieter days with light lunches available as well as picnic space. A chance to catch the Crab apple blossom and spring flowers as well as the early flowering shrubs. There are two well signed tours to follow (the Red and Blue Routes) which shows you most of the garden away from the house and a good proportion of the 68 sculptures.

Easter Express Trains will run on Easter Sunday April 16th and Easter Monday April 17th. NOW FULLY BOOKED

Winter Lights Express Trains will run on November 11th. Book at barnardsfarm.eu from October 14th

Santa Express Trains will run on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December. Book at santaexpress.eu from October 14th

Loyalty Cards: On Thursdays visitors may have a card stamped 6 times to earn a free entry for any garden open, Thursday or Sunday.

Sunday Extras
Join the Sculpture tour at 14:30, to not only see a large number of the sculptures and hear about them but also to see large parts of the garden.
As well as the railway the Motor Museum is open as is the 1921 Cycle Shop. Archery is available and Driving lessons in a 1924 Model T Ford are given (free to Children between 8 and 16).