Further details on the Barton under Needwood Gardens Festival

Barton under Needwood Gardens Festival - 22nd and 23rd June 2019

(The information below may be subject to change)
Barton under Needwood Gardens Festival

Barton Gardens Festival is a grand event, over two days, for the weekend of 22nd and 23rd June 2019, with something for children, parents, grandparents and everyone else to enjoy:

  • Hidden Gardens for you to view and admire, open to view for this weekend only
  • Exciting rides for brave Teddy Bears and their soft furry friends in the churchyard
  • A scarecrow trail around the village of scarecrows entered into our annual competition
  • Refreshments available in the churchyard
  • Three Teddy Rides at the Village Pond
  • Fishing demonstrations at the Village Pond
  • An Art Fest in St James' Parish Church
  • BBQ at the Shoulder of Mutton
  • Events at Barton Bowls Club - the club will be providing a venue for children at Thomas Russell Junior School to sell items for their enterprise project. The bar will be open and hot drinks will be on sale.


Refreshments available at

  • St James Churchyard, Afternoon Tea
  • Barbeque at The Shoulder of Mutton
  • Ice Creams by the War Memorial
  • Barton Bowls Club
  • Barton Fire Station, Short Lane 

Public Conveniences

Public toilet facilities can be found at:

  • St James’ Church Hall
  • St James’ Church
  • Village Hall, Crowberry Lane - if you have a disabled toilet key
  • Barton Bowls & Social Club, Dunstall Road
  • Barton Fire Station, Short Lane

First Aid Stations

Contact any ride volunteer or the passport office for details.


Children's House of Hope

As you can imagine, it takes a huge number of volunteers to run an event of this nature.  It's not too difficult or time consuming for individual volunteers, and great fun for everyone involved, so, if you would like to come and join us, do contact:
Lucy James on 07850 268483 or


If you would like to see some of the fun we had last year, please click on the video below.


  • The artists and musicians who come to entertain and delight our visitors
  • The Head Teacher of the John Taylor High School for the use the school’s car park
  • The sponsors of the Teddy Rides and the Scarecrow event
  • John German, Cameron Homes and St James Place Wealth Management, for their sponsorship
  • Burton Mini Marquee for providing the marquees for all the Teddy Rides
  • Enterprise Marketing for maintaining this website
  • The local businesses advertising at the event

Please give them your support

You are invited to the Scarecrow Competition prize giving and presentation of money raised to the charities on: Friday 12th July at 6.30pm at Holland Sports Club.

Barton Lions

Barton Lions

Barton Lions will be helping in the Official Car Park at the John Taylor School. The Barton under Needwood Lions are seeking civic-minded men & women to join them in making a difference in the community. We aim to raise funds to help charities and people in the local area. Come and join us to make a difference, and have some fun whilst doing so!!

For more information please contact Judi Wring on 01283 337439 


Next year’s Festival will be on 20th and 21st June 2020.