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Visiting the Barn Garden

In 2019, we will open the garden on the first Tuesday of the month between 9.30am and 12.30pm from May – September (excluding August). We charge £15 per head for visits and all the money raised is donated to charity.

The garden also opens once a year for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). This year, it will be on the 9th June, from 2pm-5pm. Combined admission with Serge Hill is £8.

In addition, it is possible to make advance group bookings to visit The Barn garden between the beginning of May and mid-September (excluding August), depending on availability. Groups that visit during June and July can apply to visit the garden at Serge Hill. This lovely Regency house, situated next door to The Barn, is set in beautiful parkland with a walled garden planted by Kate Stuart-Smith (Tom's sister). They do fine teas and lunches, by arrangement.

The cost of visiting The Barn Garden alone is £15 a head. For both gardens - Serge Hill & The Barn - it is £24 per head for the first 25 people and then £15 per head thereafter.

To visit The Barn or both gardens please send an email to: info@tomstuartsmith.co.uk

Please include a note of approximate numbers, means of transport and preferred date.

How to find us: you can get here by car or coach and there is off road free parking in a field. You can also get a train to Kings Langley and then either walk for 45 mins (2.7miles) or get a taxi from the station.

In 2018 we raised money for the following charities (in addition to the NGS):

  • Horatio's Garden - Horatio’s Garden have built five gardens in spinal units throughout theUK, with a further garden planned for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital inStanmore which is being designed by Tom.
  • Signpost Counselling - an excellent local youth counselling service in Watford
  • New Ways - a brilliant charity supporting community water and food projects in Turkana, Northern Kenya

In 2019, we will also be supporting Sunnyside Rural Trust - a wonderful local charity in Hertfordshire working with adults with learning disabilities through horticultural and practical activities.