Blackfordby Open Gardens

30 June – 1 July 2018, 10am-5pm

Part of the national Open Gardens scheme

Welcome to Blackfordby Open Gardens 2018

Blackfordby Open Gardens is a brand new charity event taking place on 30 June – 1 July 2018, 10am-5pm, as part of the nationwide Open Gardens scheme. There will be 18 gardens open to the public over the course of the weekend, as well as displays and plant sales.

All the organisers of our first Open Gardens event are local residents, many of whom are opening their own gardens for the first time. It’s anticipated that any profits raised by the 2018 Open Gardens will be split evenly between one main charity with the other half to be used for projects around the village.


About the event

Entry is by ‘garden passport’

Garden passport wristbands can be purchased on the day at £4 each, from either Blackfordby Village Hall, off Sandtop Lane (DE11 8AL) or, if the weather is kind, on the main football field off Main Street (DE11 8AW). 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 north-west 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. Blackfordby is also served by the No 29 Arriva bus service between Coalville and Burton on Trent.


Refreshments will be available over the weekend at Blackfordby Village Hall, off Sandtop Lane.


Public toilets are available in Blackfordby Village Hall and, if you fancy popping in for a drink, at The Black Lion at the top of Main Street.

The Gardens

Discover the gardens and download a map.

About Blackfordby

Find out more about our village.

Find us on the Open Gardens National Directory.