Visit to Barnsdale Gardens

I've been meaning to visit Barnsdale for a couple of years, but never managed to make the trip. But yesterda I had to travel from Sheffield to Melton Mowbray to collect my motorbike from the mechanic I use, so took the opportunity to visit.

Theres lots of photos so I'll post them in stages over the next few days.

I rode there on my awesome two wheeled steed and parked up in the car park..

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The entrance to the gardens..

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I headed over to the areas of the garden that were used in Gardeners World which are signposted..

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Walking over the little bridge leads you to the Apple Arch..

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The garden is divided into lots of small gardens, each with different themes. I headed straight to the Artisan Garden which is the area I most wanted to see, having read GH's book and having made one of his obelisks for my own garden..

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I got the feeling that everything was original, as in the fences, seat, obelisk etc were the exact ones that GH made. Ive no idea if thats true but I got the same feeling throughout the whole garden, it was as if everything had been kept just as it was all those years ago.

More photos to come of the next garden......

Last edited: 21 June 2017 07:27:25

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  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 875

    Thanks for posting Lead Farmer.  Lovely to see these pictures.  I was/am a big Geoff Hamilton fan and learned a lot from his GW programmes.  He was such an innovator and most of his good practice is still relevant to today.  Rock on Geoff!

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,605

    Thanks for posting those photos.

    I was and still am a big fan of Geoff.

    Watching the DVD set where he built the artisan garden and the gentleman's garden both from scatch, the artisan garden still looks much the same and the woodwork is still the same colour.
    So thanks also to those who are preserving his memory

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,986

    we had a couple of forum trips there some years ago. Always worth a visit. Nice photos LF, better than those I took image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,460

    The visit we did was three years ago this week. The photos are on here if you would like to see them. You could see any changes if any. I do think they keep the main TV gardens the same and maintained as a tribute to Geoff Hamilton. I have to say his son is so much like him, it's almost like seeing the man himself wandering around.

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/barnsdale-garden-trip/350391.html

    Photos start around page 14

    Last edited: 21 June 2017 10:46:41

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,986

    just spent a pleasant half hour looking through that fidget. Nice group pic on page 13, a few names from the past on there as well.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,460

    R I P Artjac. image

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,986
    fidgetbones says:

    R I P Artjac. image

    See original post

     Yes, sadly missed here. image

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,778

    Thank you Leadfarmer.  This is on my list of places to visit and the DVDs are on my prezzie list.  

    Looking forward to more photos.

    Last edited: 21 June 2017 13:36:49

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,428

    We went a couple of years ago and were having a cup of tea in the coffee shop, when they suddenly started up the dvd that Pete8 referred to above. I found myself getting really emotional just hearing Geoff Hamilton's voice and being at Barnsdale. .....

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 855

    On to the Gentlemans Cottage Garden

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    Adjacent to this garden is the Geoff Hamilton Memorial..

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    I then moved on to the Reclaimed Garden. I seem to recall Adam Frost helped GH plant a Mountain Ash tree in here?

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