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

  • 16 Apr 2017
    Easter Express Trains 16 Apr 2017 All Day

    Easter egg hunt, easter egg for every child and fun & games. pre booking only for this event. Book online at easterexpress.eu from March 4th

  • 17 Apr 2017
    Easter Express Trains 17 Apr 2017 All Day

    Easter egg hunt, easter egg for every child and fun & games. pre booking only for this event. Book online at easterexpress.eu from March 4th

  • 20 Apr 2017
    Thursday Garden Open Day 20 Apr 2017 All Day

    Grounds 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 Pavilion. Donation £7.50 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50

  • 27 Apr 2017
    Thursday Garden Open Day 27 Apr 2017 All Day

    Grounds 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 Pavilion. Donation £7.50 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50

  • 16 Apr - 28 Apr
  • 04 May - 26 May
  • 01 Jun - 23 Jun
  • 24 Jun - 07 Jul
  • 13 Jul - 04 Aug
  • 10 Aug - 01 Sep
  • 03 Sep - 04 Dec
  • 09 Dec - 11 Dec

About Barnards Farm


NOW FULLY BOOKED

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