Barnards Farm

Barnards Farm

Barnards Farm is 22 hectares of ornamental gardens and woodland, with ponds, streams, sculptures and a motor museum. A relatively unknown Essex gem! The gardens were created by the owner on a former farm and designed to look impressive from the air. The gardens are now run as a charitable trust and both the gardens and motor museum will be opened just for us on Tuesday 22nd June, which is not a normal open day.

Date/Time: Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 at 11:00

Location: Barnards Farm, Brentwood Road, West Horndon, CM13 3FY

Price: £7 per person. Member and guest: £14

Event Organiser: Chris Nickless

The gardens are very pleasant to wander around with many unusual features and sculptures by well known artists. The visit does not include a guided tour, but there are two well signed tours to follow in your own time. Please check out their web site for more details ( Please note that the miniature railway will not be open for our visit.

The Motor Museum contains a collection of cars that are mainly from the early years of motoring (De Dion-Bouton etc.). They are immaculate with the vast majority in running order. Unusually, the cars are very accessible, you can touch and even sit in the cars as long as care is taken. There are also plenty of early motoring related items on show. One of the volunteers should be available to give guidance and information on the cars and a safety briefing.

Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid, there are currently no catering options available, therefore you will need to bring a picnic for your lunch. There are 10 picnic tables under a covered area (in the train station) and various other seating areas that are accessible. On your arrival, please use Barnards Farm own free car park.

Note: There is plenty of walking involved as Barnards Gardens is a large area much of it on grass. For members who have a disability, please contact Chris before making your booking.

Booking and payment options available for this event are:

  • Book online using the form below and pay online when requested
  • Post a paper booking form with your cheque to the event organiser
  • Book online using the form below and post a cheque to the event organiser
  • Post a paper booking form to the event organiser and pay online when requested

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