The Quarterly Village Publication produced by Barrow upon Soar Community Association



Beautiful gardens

Many of the local villages’ Open Gardens, including Barrow’s, will have happened by mid June. However, Sutton Bonington has about 30 gardens open on June 20th and 21st 1- 6pm with entry costing £2.50.

Approx. 20 gardens are open in Old Dalby on Sunday June 21st 11 - 6 with entry at

Wymeswold has its Open Gardens on 27th and 28th June with about 20 gardens open between 2 and 6pm at £3.

Shepshed’s is on July 4th and 5th 1 – 6pm with 12 gardens open. Entry costs £2.50.

On Sun 12th July Pochin Hall Gardens in Barkby are open 2 – 6pm at £3.

Further information about village Open Gardens can be obtained by phoning 01509 413230.

Gardens in the National Gardens Scheme can be researched by visiting the website

The nearest is Long Close Gardens on Main Street in Woodhouse Eaves which are open daily on Tuesdays to Saturdays and bank holiday weekends. There are delightful gardens spreading over five acres and with features of interest all year. Particularly impressive in summer is the enormous Gunnera in the wildlife meadow. There is a good website