Romance is blooming for Valentines at Barnsdale Gardens

If there is a garden attraction as romantic as Barnsdale we can’t think of one! Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens, is based in the East Midlands and teeming with great ideas you can take back to your garden, whatever the season! 

The gardens in Valentines season
February is snowdrop month, which means it is the perfect time to come and relish the wide array of snowdrops that can be seen throughout the gardens. As well as common snowdrops that we all know and love, many rare varieties will be showing off their stunning shapes and they really shouldn’t be missed!

Romance is blooming for Valentines at Barnsdale Gardens

Romance is blooming for Valentines at Barnsdale Gardens

Other stunning flowering plants that will be on show this month are Daffodils and beautifully scented varieties such as Viburnum farreri,  Lonicera x purpusii and Daphne. Hamamelis (witch-hazel) and winter flowering heathers (Erica carnea & Erica darleyensis) bring a tapestry of rich golds and purples, and for a flash of berries Sarcococca (winter box) and Mahonia can be enjoyed.  The gardens also have an abundance of evergreen foliage plants, which bring rich green tones to the proceedings!

It’s always time for romance at Barnsdale Gardens!
Barnsdale has been a wedding venue for many years now and for those planning their nuptials the most romantic of settings.  The ethos of sustainable gardening has also become a big attraction for many a couple as to why they have chosen the gardens. This stunningly beautiful venue, offers a fairyland quality which just shouts love, peace and happiness, and you can be sure it offers gardens that are kind to nature too!
Please note: Barnsdale Gardens will be hosting a Wedding Showcase on Saturday 20th April.

There are three time slots: 10am,12pm and 2pm. Free tickets must be pre-booked. Click the link below to ensure your place:

Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea
At the Helenium Tea Room, Valentine’s Afternoon Teas can be booked from 14th to 16th February.  They include:

A selection of freshly made dainty sandwiches: Beef & horseradish; Brie & cranberry; Cucumber & cream cheese; Ham & mustard.
Savouries: Smoked salmon & cream cheese vol-au-vents; Pork pie.

Our vegetarian option: Brie & cranberry; Cucumber & cream cheese; Egg mayonnaise & cress; Roasted vegetables & hummus. Savouries: Vegetarian sausage roll; Vegetarian mini-quiche.

A sweet selection: Chocolate & raspberry tarts; Bailey’s chocolate mousses; Vanilla shortbread; Your choice of homemade cake of the day; Homemade fruit scones, served with jam and clotted cream; Glasses of raspberry lemonade.

All served on bone china with a pot of tea or coffee.

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea is served between 2pm and 3pm and must be pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance.

To book a special hand-crafted Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea with the one you love, go to

There’s plenty to see and do all year round at Barnsdale Gardens!

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