Blackfordby Open Gardens

1-2 June 2019, 10am-4pm

Welcome to Blackfordby Open Gardens 2019

Now in our second year, Blackfordby Open Gardens is taking place on 1-2 June 2019, 10am-4pm. There will be 14 private gardens open to the public over the course of the weekend, as well as displays, refreshments and plant sales.

There are also several other venues such as the Primary School, St Margaret’s Church, The Methodist Chapel Garden and The Old School Room for you to visit and enjoy. Refreshments will be served in the Village Hall and also at other venues, and Blackfordby Nursery will be selling plants with discounts to wristband holders.

All the organisers of our Open Gardens event are local residents, some of whom are opening their own gardens for the first time. All profits raised by Blackfordby Open Gardens 2019 will be donated to charity. Last year we raised £1,400 which was donated to a variety of local charities.

About the event

Entry is by ‘garden passport’ wristband

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.

Your numbered wristband doubles as a raffle ticket, so everyone has the chance to win a great prize donated by our sponsors. We’ll announce the winners on our Facebook page after the event closes on Sunday.

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, and also at other venues


Dogs are not permitted in the gardens, due to the presence of dogs and livestock at some of the gardens.


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.

Need help? Call the Event Coordinator

Between 10am–4pm during the period of the Open Gardens event, you can contact the Event Co-ordinator on 0751 329 3666.

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.