You are invited to spend a day at Barnards Farm gardens and car collection in West Horndon, Brentwood Road (A128), CM13 3FY.
Tony and Lynn have kindly organised on behalf of North Thames Members, exclusive access to the gardens and car collection on Saturday 24th September 2022.
The 22 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. In addition, there is a collection of approximately 70 sculptures arranged in two different walks.
There is a collection of around 60 veteran cars, trikes, quads and motorbikes on site.
The proposed format for the day is to arrive at the Farm around 10:30hrs so that we can meet and have tea/coffee and cake at 11:00hrs and get a briefing. (Free drinks and £1 for cake). Following the briefing you will be free to wander through the gardens and car garages.
The Farm is the private home to Bernard and Sylvia Holmes and although they welcome visitors to the gardens and car collection, please respect their privacy when on site and particularly near the house.
If you would like to bring your own lunch/picnic, please do so as there are no other food facilities. This can be eaten anywhere throughout the gardens. There are a number of benches and picnic benches available. You can bring your own alcohol and glasses if you wish to. Tea/coffee will also be available later in the day.
We will need to be away from the Farm by 16:00 hrs.
The price for admission is a mandatory donation of £10 per person, with all proceeds going to a charity of their choice. Please note this donation is payable on the day by cash only, thank you.
Please email Tony and Lynn if you would like to come along on – firstname.lastname@example.org