Thursday, December 7, 2023

Belper Open Gardens Trail Starts This Weekend

This weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June from 11.00am to 4.00pm, will see enthusiastic horticulturists open their gardens to the public.

Belper Open Gardens was held for the first time in 2012, with 18 keen gardeners sharing their gardening enthusiasm, whilst raising money for local charities, with visitors from the Midlands. Since then, the event has gained in popularity and last year saw more than 400 visitors come from all over the UK which not only helped promote Belper as a tourist attraction, but also helped us raise £1200 for a number of Belper charities.

After last year’s success, Belper is opening its delightful gardens again. Stroll amongst the historic streets of Belper and enjoy a variety of private gardens, public parks and award winning eateries.

Visitors follow a trail of open gardens, giving a unique opportunity to see the hidden garden gems of historic and beautiful Belper, a town proud to have won Best Large Town at the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom National Awards for 2012.

Approximately 20 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day – please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.

Refreshments, plant sales and entertainment will be on offer. All proceeds from entrance fees will go to a number of local charities.

Plant sales: Plant sales at a number of venues.

Cost: £3.00 adults (covers both days), accompanied children free.

How do I get event passports? Tickets will be available from Fresh Basil Deli and Eaterie 23 Strutt St, DE56 1UN or from one of the open gardens at 26 Windmill Rise, Belper DE56 1GQ.

Further information: Phone: 07779 412 702 Email:

And if you’re a keen gardener then don’t forget that the closing date for Belper in Bloom is the 20th July 2016.

The Town Council is again this year running their own bloom competition. Click here for further details.

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