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Barrow Open Gardens 2018

In June we get to the jewel in the Open Gardens year when Barrow can really show off! Once again it’ll be Barrow Open Gardens time, which this year will be on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June.

This lovely event runs over two days from 11am to 5pm. Entry to the gardens is by programme and so throughout the opening times, come rain or shine, people wander from garden to garden enjoying all the different experiences, picking up ideas and sharing knowledge. Gardeners delight in looking at gardens of all kinds, large or small, formal or cottage, wildflower or quirky, picture perfect or works in progress.

Some gardens are old and well-established whilst others are new, but all are equally delightful and interesting. Some of our openers are real plantsmen and have tremendous expertise; others are beginners who are learning as they go, with all the rest somewhere between the two.

Will you Open Your Garden in 2018? You might feel a bit nervous but don’t be concerned – if you love your garden, others will too!

We are asking openers old and new to become part of a really exciting programme for 2018. We are looking for gardens large and small in the streets around the Village Centre and Old Barrow, along the Canal & River and Sileby Road, along North Street and Nottingham Road, around Fishpool and Melton Road and Cotes Road, Strancliffe and Willow Way. In other words, we want every kind of garden, from every type of property and from every corner of the village.

There is no entry test, but expect lots of support and encouragement from a great group of people. See us on the village website: www.busca.org.uk/village/ gardening or talk to us (openers past and present) at the Gardening Club at 7.30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in The Gap Baptist Church on Beveridge St. Barrow Open Gardens raises funds for Rainbows.

Lin Webb