Barnsley House (Sept)
We are revisiting the fabulous grounds of Barnsley House for a second time this season (please see May event for our first visit) during their celebration year, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Rosemary Verey’s birth.
Barnsley House was built in 1697 and the house and grounds have gained international acclaim as a place of remarkable beauty. Rosemary was an internationally known garden designer, lecturer and prolific garden writer who began designing the gardens in the 1950s.
Featuring knot gardens, statues by Simon Verity, the Laburnum Walk, an ornamental fruit and vegetable garden and Temple garden there is a lot to enjoy within the grounds. Expect to see late colour from Dahlias and late flowering perennials as well as annuals such as Cosmos and Nicotianas and tender perennials like Salvias.
Expertly maintained by Head Gardener and our guide Richard Gatenby whose extensive knowledge and passion offers a fascinating insight into the thought behind the design. He also personifies the love and attention to detail required to keep this garden truly one of England’s finest and most famous.
After the tour, guests can enjoy their Harvest Lunch using produce from the Potager.