We can’t visit each other’s gardens this year but we can share them.  Welcome to Upton Bishop’s virtual open gardens. The Chelsea Flower show has just begun and we reckon with all the time we have had on our hands there could be several gold medal winners in our village.

Anyone can take part.  All you have to do it submit a maximum of six photos (in one go) of your garden (or a garden you have seen from your daily exercise) together with the first line of your address. They’ll then be collated and posted on the website and social media for everyone to enjoy. It will be our own Upton Bishop ‘Not’ Open Gardens. You can carry on submitting up to six photos throughout the summer as your gardens change.

You can take pictures of individual flowers, glorious vegetable patches, wildlife, rolling vistas or the cream tea you would have been serving to visitors to your garden.

These are the pictures we have received so far.

The photos can be taken at anytime – so if you have a lovely picture of a peony which has now passed its best feel free to submit it.

If you are growing your own veg, your time will come. We’ll have a virtual vegetable exhibition this Autumn but you can snap pictures of the fruits and veg of your labours anytime between now and then.

Photos should be emailed to claireaustin1@hotmail.com or posted on the Upton Bishop Facebook page

Happy snapping


There is no charge to enter your photos to the open gardens but if you would like to make a donation to church funds we will be grateful. You can donate by

  • sending or delivering a cheque made out to Upton Bishop PCC, to Peter Fanshawe at Melrose, The Crews, UB, HR97UF or
  • electronically by BACS: Sort code 30-90-89, account no 37440160 or
  • by joining the Parish Giving Scheme 0r calling  0333 002 1271  Monday to Friday, between 9 – 5pm. You will need to have your bank account details, church/parish name and PGS parish code to hand 180618252.You will be able to Gift Aid your donation, if eligible, and you will also be given the option to increase your giving annually, in line with inflation.We are advised not to use cash at the moment because of the virus.


Alternatively, you can request a call back from one of our administrators using the contact form here . A member of our team will be in touch within 5 working days.