There’s a lot to look at when you visit Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland: they have 38 individual gardens, as well as events all year round, making sure they have something for everyone to enjoy and possibly even get inspired by. Geoff Hamilton, mostly known for his work on the television show Gardener’s World, founded Barnsdale Gardens in 1985 and the legacy has been continued by his son Nick, who has inherited the same passion and drive for gardening which has made the Gardens a huge success. Not only do they have 8 acres of breath-taking sights – including the Apple Arch which is particularly popular – they have courses which are there to get people excited about nature and the possibilities gardening provides. It’s the perfect place to go for a family day out, and why not go for a meal once you have taken in the beautiful surroundings? There are many restaurants near to Barnsdale Gardens so plenty to choose from, and we have provided a list of them within a 15 mile radius making your planning a whole lot simpler. The closest restaurant to Barnsdale Gardens is Barnsdale Hall Restaurant, which serves modern British cuisine. If you’re staying at the hotel then a trip to the Gardens would be a great accompaniment to your visit to Rutland, and it isn’t far at all. There is also The Noel at Whitwell and The Finch’s Arms which also offer British cuisine, the latter being Michelin Listed, so if a fine dining experience is more what you are looking for then that’s an excellent option. The beautiful scenery at the Gardens are often a much-needed step away from busy city life, and many of the restaurants nearby to Barnsdale Gardens reflect this – why not have a day trip to the Gardens and then have a traditional British meal?