Barlow Open Gardens Cancelled for 2020 & 2021

Raising funds for St Lawrence, Barlow

We have had to come to a sad decision after days of agonising over what we should do for this, the second year in the Covid-19 pandemic.  This virus is not going away and everyone is nervous. We must keep everyone safe.

Our aim is to make next year’s event special with extra attractions. 
We wish to say a big thank you to all those who volunteer to open their gardens. It is such a wonderful and enjoyable event for the church and village.
The Open Gardens Team

However, we have a Virtual Tour of our 2020 Gardens:

Don't forget to switch to "Full Screen" view on YouTube.


2019 was our 7th year of opening and the gardens ranged from small courtyards to allotments, large rambling gardens, an old hall, a hidden cottage with a mystical woodland walk and also a garden with a difference which is something special and had been in preparation for six months - it is interesting, themed, and we hope a delight for all visitors.
Tea, coffee and home made cakes were on sale at the church from 12.30pm. Home made refreshments, cream teas, ice creams, soft drinks and raffles at various gardens, also an art show. Transport ferry links to most gardens.

Proceeds to St. Lawrence Church Fund.

Provisional arrangements for future years:

Plant sales:

Plant sales available at some gardens


£5.00 adults, accompanied children free entry

How to get event passports:

In advance from The Peacock and The Tickled Trout pubs in the village, from the Hackney House Cafe; on the day from the main car park


In the Church, at The Tickled Trout, at The Peacock and at the Hackney House Cafe and Gift Shop, and also at some of the Open Gardens.

Contact the organisers:



From M1 junction 29 to Chesterfield go through Newbold to the B6051 Barlow. Extra parking is available this year in the village
Postcode for Sat Nav: S18 7TQ