22 hectares of landscaped gardens

Refreshments

Home of the National Malus Collection

Sculpture trails

Motor Museum

Diverse range of sculptures

Garden Opening Times

Miniature Railway Events

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Upcoming Garden Open Days

  • 01 Apr 2018
    Easter Express Special Event 01 Apr 2018 10:00 to 15:00

    Easter Egg Hunt, free Easter egg for every child and fun & games. Pre booking only for this event. £7 per person. Book at easterexpress.eu from 28th February

  • 02 Apr 2018
    Easter Express Special Event 02 Apr 2018 10:00 to 15:00

    Easter Egg Hunt, free Easter egg for every child and fun & games. Pre booking only for this event. £7 per person. Book at easterexpress.eu from 28th February

  • 15 Apr 2018
    Railway Running Day 15 Apr 2018 11:00 to 16:00

    Railway only open
    No Admission Charge
    No access to garden

  • 19 Apr 2018
    Charity Garden Open Day 19 Apr 2018 10:00 to 15:30

    Gardens 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 Pavillion. 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 which show pub most of the garden away from the house and a good proportion of the 79 sculptures. £7.50 for adults , School aged children £2.50

  • 01 Apr - 19 Apr
  • 26 Apr - 10 May
  • 13 May - 26 May
  • 27 May - 07 Jun
  • 14 Jun - 24 Jun
  • 28 Jun - 12 Jul
  • 14 Jul - 26 Jul
  • 29 Jul - 12 Aug
  • 16 Aug - 30 Aug
  • 02 Sep - 07 Oct
  • 21 Oct - 01 Dec
  • 02 Dec - 09 Dec

About Barnards Farm

Barnards Farm Gardens, West Horndon, Essex CM13 3LX (on the A128, 1mile South of the A127) are open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme and all proceeds from open days are donated to charity.

The 22 hectares of gardens at Barnards Farm range from landscaped walks through young woodland to the precise detail of the Japanese garden. The more formal gardens including a parterre, herbaceous borders, a living wall and the vegetable garden are found nearer the house.A walk through the managed landscape will take in the long avenue, a stream, ponds, and the Euro wood. A striking feature in the SW corner is the belvedere, planted largely with roses providing a blaze of colour in summer.

A significant collection of sculpture is disposed throughout the garden providing some interesting surprises. Many artists and nationalities are represented and the collection includes works by Elizabeth Frink, Jean-Marie Fondacaro, Antony Gormley, Thomas Heatherwick, Nicolas Lavarenne, Bernard Holmes, Charmiane Cox and Monica Young.

Barnards Farm is home to the National Collection of Malus (Crab apples) and so benefits from blossom in spring time and colourful fruit in autumn.

There is a grass airstrip and the design and development of the gardens have been influenced by consideration of the aerial view. Pilots and passengers are welcome. (PPO)

The gardens and buildings at Barnards Farm are owned and managed by Bernard and Sylvia Holmes and the Christabella Charitable Trust