Barnsdale Gardens celebrates 40th anniversary

2023 is the 40th Anniversary of Oakham-based Barnsdale Gardens, which was founded in 1983 by Geoff Hamilton, the much-loved BBC Gardeners World presenter.

Geoff created the Barnsdale site by developing the gardens from a pasture that he had ploughed. The BBC filmed there from the moment he moved in, cementing Barnsdale as the new home of Gardeners’ World. Geoff’s down to earth style whilst filming each show made him a hit with the viewers.

Nick Hamilton now continues his father’s legacy at the helm of Barnsdale, and has kept the sustainable ethos alive. In fact, for over 30 years the gardens have been kept been peat and chemical free.

The 40th Anniversary will give the Barnsdale team a chance to celebrate Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens via a series of special ‘birthday’ events, including a special offer on plants throughout February, a ‘Gardeners Question Forum’, with special guests, a ‘Geoff Hamilton Afternoon Tea’, national competitions, presence at a major show this summer, promotion of the Rose ‘Geoff Hamilton’.

There will be more details of each of these to come soon!

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