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Barrow Upon Soar Open Gardens, near Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8PY 
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018
11am to 5pm 

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Discover the hidden world of gardens and growing in this much visited open garden weekend.

As we prepare for another Barrow Upon Soar Open Gardens in aid of Rainbows Childrens' Hospice who knows what will be in store?

Will there be more builders yard planting and creative up-cycling?


We can guarantee immaculate and classic beautiful offerings that will leave you green with envy...

vegetable beds and allotments to inspire...

as well as children's quiz and family friendly spaces designed to engage and amuse.

This year we will be providing categories so you can plan your route over whilst filling up on cake, drinks and Artisan baked goods in our Beveridge Street open garden where refreshment is sold with Rainbows Fundraising at the very heart of the food and drink.


All fundraising food areas will be highlighted in the NEW programme, as well as Parking areas, picnic areas, fossil trails, children's playgrounds, plant sales ...the list is endless!

Head to any Garden displaying the Open Garden sign to purchase your £4.00 NEW DESIGN charity weekend programme.

These can also be purchased in advance from some local shops in Barrow Upon Soar.

If in doubt start off at the Round House (old village lock up) at the top of Beveridge Street opposite the Holy Trinity Church to get your bearings.


Open Gardens Applications are now OPEN


... the only requirement is that you have a plant or two

... whether you have a passion for vegetables or a teeny-tiny container garden

... if you have grown plants and love to garden we would love to hear from you!

... download an application form

If you like the idea of opening but are unsure if your patch ‘hits the spot’ then why not arrange a visit and we can reassure and advise you before you apply? Just contact us at the gmail address below.

To jump right in and register as an Opener you can complete an application form by contacting BOG at


Proceeds to Rainbows Children's Hospice, Loughborough who care for children & teenagers with life limiting conditions;


Cost: £4.00 gets you a two day programme that acts as a Garden Passport allowing you to view gardens at any point during 11am and 5pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.

Accompanied under 14s are free. (2018 prices to confirmed )

As it is for charity you will be asked to produce your programme on request.

Please note: only show gardens etc...  displaying a Rainbow Poster outside the property are opening or selling goods to raise funds for Rainbow Hospice.




Off the A6 between Loughborough and Leicester.



  • Free public car park next to the railway bridge as you enter the high street adjacent to the Jerusalem Island.

  • On side streets and roads around the village

  • The Co-op Car park (strict 2 hours limit)

  • Public houses (provided you are a customer)

  • Additional parking will be shown on the Open Gardens programme maps, Barrow Upon Soar Open Gardens Facebook page


New Gardens welcome: download application



LE12 8PY








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