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Hydrangea Derby 2015

The new season is beginning.  The plants are already shooting out shoots.  Community Payback have spent many appreciated hours mulching the beds to protect the collection from frost, weeds and... Read more

American Hydrangea Society Visit

Six members of the American Hydrangea Society on a garden tour of Europe and Britain stopped off in Derby to visit the National Collection of Hydrangeas in Darley Park. ... Read more

Open Day Cancelled

It’s pouring with rain, the café is closed and although the hydrangeas are loving the tail end of Bertha, we humans aren’t so waterproof.  So we gathered with our... Read more
New plants added to the collection May 2014

New plants added to the collection May 2014

From Pan Global Plants macrophylla ‘Glyne Church’ aspera ‘Gong Shan’ quercifolia ‘Lady Anne’   From Coblands Nursery macrophyll ‘Doris’ macrophylla Amour Toujours’ macrophylla Coco Blank’ paniculata ‘Bobo’ aspera ‘Hot... Read more
A brief history of the macrophylla cultivars

A brief history of the macrophylla cultivars

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA   H = Hortensis = Mop Head L = Lace Cap USP: = Unique Selling Point     The Original macrophylla’s introduced from... Read more