Welcome to Blackfordby Open Gardens 2022

Blackfordby Open Gardens is back!

Our open gardens charity event is taking place again on 25th and 26th June, 11 am – 4 pm, as part of the nationwide Open Gardens scheme.

There will be more than a dozen gardens open to the public throughout the weekend and displays and plant sales.

Also, on Sunday 26th June, there will be a Garden Show in Blackfordby Village Hall for the first time.

All the organisers of our Open Gardens event are local residents, several of whom are opening their gardens for the first time.

We will split any profits raised by the 2022 Open Gardens evenly between local charities and worthy causes.

The event

Entry is by ‘garden passport’.

You can purchase garden passport wristbands and programmes on the day for £4.

On Saturday 25th June you can buy the wristbands and programmes at The Old School Room off Main Street OR at the football pitch (DE11 8AW) where you can park your car.

On Sunday 26th June, you can buy the wristbands at Blackfordby Village Hall, off Sandtop Lane (DE11 8AL) OR at the football pitch (DE11 8AW), where you can park your car.

Passports, once purchased, can be used on either or both days.

They are not available at the individual gardens.

Children under 16 must be accompanied but are free with a passport holder.

Where is Blackfordby?

Blackfordby is a small village situated in northwest Leicestershire, close to the Derbyshire border. The nearest towns are Ashby de la Zouch and Swadlincote, both 2 miles away.

Travel and parking

Visitors by car should park on the village’s main football field, accessible off Main Street. The postcode reference is DE11 8AW.


Refreshments will be available over the weekend at Blackfordby Old School Room (on Saturday), off Main Street and at the Village Hall (on Sunday), off Sandtop Lane.


Public toilets are available in the Old School Room (Saturday only) and at Blackfordby Village Hall (Sunday only) or, if you fancy popping in for a drink, at The Black Lion at the top of Main Street (both days).

Recommended Route

Open gardens in Blackfordby are spread far and wide, so it is advisable to follow our recommended route on foot (as shown in the programme on the day), having parked, if necessary, on the football field which will be clearly signposted off Main Street.

Find us on the Open Gardens National Directory