In this cold a grey January, it would be nice to have something positive to shout about…so please let us oblige…2023 is the 40th Anniversary of Barnsdale Gardens! In 1983, Geoff Hamilton, the much-loved BBC Gardeners World presenter founded Barnsdale, developing the gardens from a pasture that he had ploughed. The BBC filmed there from the moment he moved in cementing Barnsdale as the new home of Gardeners’ World. Geoff’s down to earth style whilst filming each show made him a hit with the viewers.
Nick Hamilton now continues his father’s legacy at the helm of Barnsdale, and has kept the sustainable ethos alive. In fact, for over 30 years the gardens have been kept been peat and chemical free.
The 40th Anniversary will give the Barnsdale team a chance to celebrate Britain’s largest collection of individually designed gardens.
There will be a number of special ‘birthday’ events this year, these will include:
In February 40 x plants on special offer 'Gardeners Question Forum', with special guests A special 'Geoff Hamilton Afternoon Tea' National competitions Presence at a major show this summer Promotion of the Rose 'Geoff Hamilton'
There will be more details of each of these to come soon!
There’s plenty to see and do all year round at Barnsdale Garden
Images credit Steve Hamilton