Welcome to Hydrangea Derby

Hydrangea Derby, a voluntary group,  was set up in 2010 to look after the Hydrangea Garden in Darley Park.  In the last 10 years we have become the National Collection of Hydrangea paniculata, the only such collection in the world, but still have a wide variety of other hydrangea species.  The garden now holds 835 different cultivars.  We are tidying up old and overgrown plants, replacing duplicates with new plants, labelling each plant, keeping out the weeds and making lots of new friends and contacts.  Click here for our Leaflet 2018.  The garden is in a public park so is open all year with free entry.  Part of the collection is in a walled garden which is open from July to November when the plants are in full bloom.  It is open all day during these months and entry is free.  The 2020 Open Day on Sunday, 9 August is unfortunately cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions.  This means that our Private Tours from Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August are no longer available.  We’re not very good bloggers but we will give you the important information on Facebook and Twitter!

You will find information about:

  • The Darley Park National Collection of Hydrangea paniculata
  • how to find us
  • how you can help
  • detailed descriptions of all the plants in the collection
  • future plans for the collection
  • events

Get involved!  Become a Volunteer.

If you would like to help out with the Darley Park Hydrangea Collection, you could apply to become a volunteer!  Take a look at our Volunteer page for more details on how to help.

Featured Hydrangea

Above shows a selection of featured Hydrangea from our collection.  Click on the image to view more details.