Barnsley is a beautifully discrete village in the Cotswold, nestled between bustling Cirencester and the classic gem that is Bibury. Hidden behind the hedges and walls are some lovely gardens the star of which is the home of the late Rosemary Verey, Barnsley House, now a hotel.
We will start our day with a visit to Herbs for Healing. Hidden away behind the houses and the hotel Herbs for Healing is both a nursery and a herb garden. Davina Wynne-Jones (Rosemary Verey’s daughter) will give you a guided tour and talk about the garden, the herbs she grows and their uses. The morning will conclude with a taste of Davina’s herb teas.
For lunch you are welcome to bring a packed lunch or sample the options at The Village Pub.
In the afternoon we will have a guided tour of the gardens at Barnsley House Hotel. Featuring knot gardens, statues by Simon Verity, the Laburnum Walk and an ornamental fruit and vegetable garden, the grounds are among England’s most famous settings. Rosemary Verey began redesigning Barnsley House’s gardens in the 1950s, to both critical acclaim and global interest.
We offer this garden visit for £15.