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Barnards Farm

Barnards Farm


Barnards Farm Gardens,
West Horndon,
CM13 3LX


The 17 hectares of gardens at Barnards Farm range from landscaped walks through young woodland to the precise detail of the Japanese garden. The more formal gardens including a parterre, herbaceous borders, a living wall and the vegetable garden are found nearer the house. A walk through the managed landscape will take in the long avenue, a stream, ponds, and the Euro wood. A striking feature in the SW corner is the belvedere, planted largely with roses providing a blaze of colour in summer.

A significant collection of sculpture is disposed throughout the garden providing some interesting surprises. Many artists and nationalities are represented and the collection includes works by Elizabeth Frink, Jean-Marie Fondacaro, Antony Gormley, Thomas Heatherwick, Nicolas Lavarenne, Bernard Holmes, Charmiane Cox and Monica Young.

Barnards Farm is home to the National Collection of Malus (Crab apples) and so benefits from blossom in spring time and colourful fruit in autumn.

There is a grass airstrip and the design and development of the gardens have been influenced by consideration of the aerial view. Pilots and passengers are welcome. (PPO)

Coach parties acceptedPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcome

Opening details

Every Thursday from April 21st to September 1st inclusive: Grounds open from 11.00 to 16.30


Donation £6.00 for adults, School Aged Children £2.50


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Map reference: TQ 638875  Lat: 51.56267 Long: 0.36174

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome