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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

Something else growing in the Hydrangea Garden

We arrived to do our usual Tuesday morning hoeing, pruning and edging to find something else had found our garden a bit of a haven.  Of the 490 odd... Read more

Deadhead Day 2016

We had another jolly day giving the hydrangeas their annual haircut.  The sun was kind and we all had a peaceful and therapeutic couple of hours taking care of... Read more

The Windrow

Derby Parks Volunteers have built a windrow to separate the hydrangea garden from the neighbouring woodland and, in doing so, have created interesting real estate for any curious bug, bird... Read more