Barnards Opening Times and Events

PLEASE NOTE: We are CLOSED on Thursday 2nd June 2022

Every Thursday from 7th April 2022 to 25th August 2022 inclusive.
Ground open from 11:00 to 16:30. Picnickers welcome in designated areas. You must book your tickets via the NGS Website – Click here to book.

Sunday 26th June
Open from 13:00 until 17:30. You must book your tickets via the NGS Website – Click here to book

Sunday 4th September
Open from 13:00 until 17:30. You must book your tickets via the NGS Website – Click here to book

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 07504 210405.

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 runs on Thursdays during the School Holidays from April to August and the two Sunday Garden Open days.

There are also additional railway running dates as advertised on the Railway’s website and Facebook page. This is a unique way of seeing the garden from another lower point of view.

Thursday Delights
Usually quieter days with a picnic space. A chance to catch the Crab Apple blossom and spring flowers as well as 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 80 sculptures.

Winter Lights Express Trains will run on the 12th and 13th November 2022. Booking will open at 9am on Sunday 4th September 2022

Santa Express Trains will run on the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th December 2022. Booking will open at 9am on Saturday 1st October 2022.

Kindly also note that dogs are not permitted unless they are guide dogs.


july 2022

07jul11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

14jul11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

21jul11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

28jul11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

august 2022

04aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

11aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

18aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

25aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

september 2022

04sep1:00 pm5:30 pmSUNDAY GARDEN OPEN DAY & BMRNational Garden Scheme

november 2022

12nov4:00 pm7:00 pmWinter LightsBarnards Miniature Railway

13nov4:00 pm7:00 pmWinter LightsBarnards Miniature Railway

december 2022

03dec11:00 am4:00 pmSanta ExpressBarnards Miniature Railway

04dec11:00 am4:00 pmSanta ExpressBarnards Miniature Railway

10dec11:00 am4:00 pmSanta ExpressBarnards Miniature Railway

11dec11:00 am4:00 pmSanta ExpressBarnards Miniature Railway

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