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Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’

This hydrangea used to be at the entrance to the outer garden but was floppy and unattractive so we moved it in 2014 to a slope at the end of... Read more

Community Art Mosaic Opening

Things have been happening quickly these last few days.  The mosaic is to be opened/unveiled on Tuesday, 12th July at 10am.  Andy Potter of Radio Derby will be doing... Read more

Jean Renault

Jean Renault has a nursery in France and has cultivated 6 well know hydrangea paniculatas as well as propagating many other hydrangea varieties.  He come with his son in... Read more

Foundation Derbyshire

As a national collection, we are expected to have all our the plants labelled.  In 2014 we found some funding to buy the reconstituted plastic posts onto which we attached an engraved... Read more

Mosaic Workshops now complete

Workshops were held in the park, St Matthew’s church hall, the Quad and the Silk Mill and a lot of the mosaic was stuck down.  Amanda, the artist, has... Read more