Cotswold country gardens at Barnsley House
Straight from a storybook
Our magical country gardens feel like a fairytale. Time seems to stand still here and there’s something special and unique with each changing season. Our famous Laburnum Walk has become iconic and there are surprises at every turn. Explore our kitchen garden and you’ll discover how fresh our produce really is. And you’ll no doubt come across our talented gardeners who lovingly nurture the flowers, plants and produce to keep everything looking lovely all year-round.
"Between the ornamental garden and fecund potager, it is hard not to fall in love"
- The Financial Times
Classic and timeless
Our garden history
Created by the revered garden designer Rosemary Verey, the gardens at Barnsley House are a classic example of an English country garden. With knot gardens, the Laburnum Walk, statues by Simon Verity and the bountiful kitchen garden growing much of the produce that you'll find on our menus, these sublime and timeless gardens are sure to make a lasting impression.
Rosemary Verey has designed famous gardens around the world—including gardens for Prince Charles, Sir Elton John and the New York Botanical Gardens—but we're very proud that our gardens at Barnsley were her first creation.
Explore and discover
Guests staying at Barnsley House and those dining at The Potager are very welcome to explore our gardens. For £15, non-guests can also enjoy a visit, followed by a pot of tea and homemade biscuits.
We also run private garden tours led by our passionate and knowledgable Head Gardener, Jen—these are for groups of 10 to 40 and the tour includes a delicious lunch or afternoon tea.