Got a gardening question? Barnsdale Gardens has the answer

Got a gardening question? Barnsdale Gardens has the answer: Barnsdale Gardens has a magnificent medley of summer fun for all to enjoy this year and they also have a team of gardening experts on hand to answer questions in August. Every weekend during July and August, special events will be free with garden entry.

Fairy Trail: Throughout July & August, 9am – 5pm

Embark on a magical adventure to discover enchanting fairy doors, whimsical fairy houses, and delightful fairies hidden in the woodland and around the gardens. Crack the secrets of the fairy riddles, unravel the messages from the fairies, and make your heartfelt wish at the enchanting wishing tree.

Got a gardening question? Barnsdale Gardens has the answer

Got a gardening question? Barnsdale Gardens has the answer

Garden Forage: 7th July, 12pm – 4pm

Join Nicola Fenton on brief walks and discussions showcasing the edible plants in the gardens. You’ll explore the numerous health and well-being benefits of plants, along with valuable tips on harvesting and usage.

Roses Day with Stuart Dixon: 14th July, 12pm – 4pm

Join writer, broadcaster, and rose fan Stuart Dixon for a special day of informal walks and talks. Whether you’re searching for a specific rose variety or simply adore roses, you’re welcome to join Stuart for a tour of the Gardens and learn more. No booking is necessary, and you can stay for as long as you like!

Sweet Pea Weekend: 20th – 21st July, 12pm – 4pm

It’s all about the scents and beautiful blooms of Sweet Peas. Join our sweet pea expert, Stephen Marsland, for short walks and talks to enjoy the variety of colours and the heady fragrances these wonderful plants produce.

Artisan Market: 28th July, 12pm – 4pm

Browse a delightful selection of items created by local artisan makers, and even witness some of them in action.

Barnsdale’s Question Forum: 4th August, 11:30am & 2:30pm

Join Nick Hamilton, Matt Biggs, David Hurrion and Barnsdale’s Head Gardener Jon Brocklebank who will be answering any gardening queries you may have at the ‘Question Forum’ will be taking place on 4th August, at 11:30am & 2:30pm.

Nick Hamilton, the passionate owner of Barnsdale Gardens, has created a haven of inspiration for home gardeners with his rambling, naturalistic, and idea-filled gardens. His expertise has led to the publication of gardening books and appearances on numerous television shows.

David Hurrion, with over 40 years of experience in gardens and nurseries, is a renowned horticultural expert. His insightful writing and editorial work for various gardening magazines, including BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, have solidified his reputation. David’s practical advice and horticultural commentary on radio and television make him an invaluable resource.

Matthew Biggs received training at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has presented numerous television programmes, including Channel 4’s ‘Garden Club’. He is the author of many books, including ‘Matthew Biggs’s Complete Book of Vegetables’ which has been translated into five languages. Matthew has also contributed to two Gardeners’ Question Time Books, ‘Plant Chooser’ and ‘Gardening Techniques & Tips and ‘What Houseplant, Where? with Roy Lancaster. He is also a panel member of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners Question Time’.

Jon Brocklebank, the dedicated Head Gardener at Barnsdale Gardens for 24 years, brings a wealth of horticultural experience. Trained by Nick Hamilton and with a background in leading guided walks and practical courses, Jon is committed to sharing his knowledge and expertise with visitors.

If you are visiting Barnsdale Gardens that day, why not come along and enjoy the knowledge you can glean from our experts!

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