Barnards Opening Times and Events

July 2024

18jul11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open Day & BMRNational Garden Scheme

25jul11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open Day & BMRNational Garden Scheme

August 2024

01aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open Day & BMRNational Garden Scheme

08aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open Day & BMRNational Garden Scheme

15aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open Day & BMRNational Garden Scheme

22aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open Day & BMRNational Garden Scheme

29aug11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open Day & BMRNational Garden Scheme

September 2024

01sep1:00 pm5:30 pmSUNDAY GARDEN OPEN DAY & BMRNational Garden Scheme

05sep11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

12sep11:00 am4:30 pmThursday Garden Open DayNational Garden Scheme

November 2024

08nov5:00 pm7:00 pmWinter Lights 2024Barnards Miniature Railway

09nov5:00 pm7:00 pmWinter Lights 2024Barnards Miniature Railway

10nov5:00 pm7:00 pmWinter Lights 2024Barnards Miniature Railway

30nov11:00 am4:00 pmSanta Express 2024Barnards Miniature Railway

December 2024

01dec11:00 am4:00 pmSanta Express 2024Barnards Miniature Railway

07dec11:00 am4:00 pmSanta Express 2024Barnards Miniature Railway

08dec11:00 am4:00 pmSanta Express 2024Barnards Miniature Railway

Every Thursday from 4th April 2024 to 12th September 2024 inclusive.
Ground open from 11:00 to 16:30. Picnickers welcome in designated areas. You can book your tickets in advance via the NGS Website – Click here to book – or you can pay cashless on the day.

Sunday 30th June 2024
Open from 13:00 until 17:30. You can book your tickets in advance via the NGS Website – Click here to book – or you can pay cashless on the day.

Sunday 1st September 2024
Open from 13:00 until 17:30. You can book your tickets in advance via the NGS Website – Click here to book – or you can pay cashless on the day.

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 2024 – Friday 8th November, Saturday 9th November and Sunday 10th November 2024 – details to follow

Santa Express Trains 2024 – Saturday 30th November, Sunday 1st December, Saturday 7th December and Sunday 8th December 2024 – details to follow

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