Every Thursday from April 19th to August 30th inclusive: 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
Sunday June 24th: Open from 13:00 until 17:30. Homemade teas and cakes served in the Cruck Frame Barn and in the Tented Pavilion. Donation £10.00 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50
Sunday September 2nd: Open from 13:00 until 17:30. Homemade teas and cakes served in the Cruck Frame Barn and in the Tented Pavilion. Donation £10.00 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50
Visits by groups, clubs and societies can be arranged at other times by appointment. The minimum number for such a visit is normally 30.
For groups of people with special needs the minimum is 10. Weekday visits for a few people can sometimes be accommodated.
Please telephone 01268 454075.
Buggy Tours Chauffeured tours by golf buggy (discretionary donation), are available on Sundays and most Thursdays. Priority is given to people with disabilities.
The Railway: Barnards Farm Railway always runs on Thursdays during school holidays and during our 2 Sunday openings but is also open at Easter and approaching Christmas and on some additional Sundays, click here to visit the railway website for running days. This is a unique way of seeing the garden from another lower point of view!.
Usually quieter days with light lunches available as well as picnic space. A chance to catch the Crab apple blossom and spring flowers as well as the early flowering shrubs. There are two well signed tours to follow (the Red and Blue Routes) which shows you most of the garden away from the house and a good proportion of the 79 sculptures.
Easter Express Trains will run on Easter Sunday April 1st and Easter Monday April 2nd. Book at easterexpress.eu from Februrary 28th 2018.
Winter Lights Express Trains will run on November 10th and November 11th. Book at barnardsfarm.eu from September 2nd 2018
Santa Express Trains will run on the 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th December. Book at santaexpress.eu from October 13th 2018
Loyalty Cards: On Thursdays visitors may have a card stamped 6 times to earn a free entry for any garden open, Thursday or Sunday.
Join the Sculpture tour at 14:30, to not only see a large number of the sculptures and hear about them but also to see large parts of the garden.
As well as the railway the Motor Museum is open as is the 1921 Cycle Shop. Archery is available and Driving lessons in a 1924 Model T Ford are given (free to Children between 8 and 16).