Barnsdale

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Spana

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Barnsdale
« on: June 26, 2012, 22:05 »
Just had a week away staying with my daughter :happy:

On Saturday i took 15year old grandson, a very keen gardener-how lucky am i :happy:-to the late Geoff Hamilton's garden at Barnsdale. Absolute heaven, a wonderful day out :happy: http://www.barnsdalegardens.co.uk/




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« Last Edit: June 27, 2012, 07:46 by argyllie »

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Trillium

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Re: Barnsdale
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 00:24 »
You lucky Spana. I'd love to visit Barnsdale. Geoff was my gardening hero.  8)

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 07:32 »
Hi Spana it is lovely there. I went a few years ago (and bought some very nice plants too!). I would like to go again as I didn't grow veg then and don't remember anything about the veg gardens. The pictures look great, really inspiring :)

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Re: Barnsdale
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 07:47 »
Lovely, thanks for the pictures Spana. :)
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 20:00 »
It really is worth a trip,he really was a proper gardener wasn't he.
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Re: Barnsdale
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 21:13 »
,he really was a proper gardener wasn't he.

He was.

We had lunch in the tea room and they have his videos playing to watch whilst you're eating. I can see why everyone complains about the tv gardeners on the box now. The programs he made were proper gardening from start to finish, not the airy fairy look at me in my designer gardening gear stuff.

We had a lovely day. I first visited just after he died and it looks better now with everything so mature. :happy:

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 11:35 »
I went last summer and had a fab day out.  Lots to look at - something like 27 individual gardens to wander round if I remember correctly.  Had a lovely pot of tea in the cafe afterwards and would certainly think about going back in the future.  Not expensive to get in either.

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 10:18 »
He was - and still is - my hero too. I've been twice and spent both days each time going round and then just sitting.
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