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

  • 07 Oct 2018
    Railway Running Day 07 Oct 2018 12:00 to 17:00

    Railway Only with no access to garden areas
    No Garden Admission Charge

    Tickets available on the day, standard fares apply:
    Adult Return £6
    Child Return £5 (3-16 year old)
    Adult all day ticket £10
    Child all day ticket £8

  • 21 Oct 2018
    End of Season Gala 21 Oct 2018 12:00 to 17:00

    A varied timetable with all of our available steam, diesel and battery electric engines.
    Railway Only with no access to garden areas
    No Garden Admission Charge
    Tickets available on the day, standard fares apply.
    Adult Return £6
    Child Return £5 (3-16 year old)
    Adult all day ticket £10
    Child all day ticket £8

  • 10 Nov 2018
    Winter Lights Express 10 Nov 2018 18:00 to 21:00

    Join the Winter Lights Express Train and see the trackside, the Belvedere and the Sitooterie lit up. Float a candle on the lake in aid of the Children’s Society and join us in the barn for refreshments afterwards. Donation £12 each. Book at barnardsfarm.eu from 2nd September.

  • 11 Nov 2018
    Winter Lights Express 11 Nov 2018 18:00 to 21:00

    Join the Winter Lights Express Train and see the trackside, the Belvedere and the Sitooterie lit up. Float a candle on the lake in aid of the Children’s Society and join us in the barn for refreshments afterwards. Donation £12 each. Book at barnardsfarm.eu from 2nd September.

  • 07 Oct - 11 Nov
  • 01 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