Friends of Darley Open Spaces – FoDOS
We provide a voice for all users of these open spaces and, working in partnership with Derby City Council, we help maintain and enhance these open spaces. The main focus of our participation is through the natural environment, the built environment and recreational activities.
Plant Heritage is the world’s leading garden plant conservation charity. Formerly known as the National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG), Plant Heritage brings together the talents of botanists, horticulturalists and conservationists and the dedication of keen amateur and professional gardeners.
The annual RHS Plant Finder puts gardeners in touch with growers and suppliers of more than 70,000 plants compiled from the catalogues of more than 560 nurseries. The latest edition lists 3,400 new plants.
Derby City Council Parks and Open Spaces
Derby has many fine parks and gardens for public use. There are 348 areas of public open space in the city, covering over 684 hectares of land. Darley Park houses the stunning National Collection of Hydrangea as well as a delightful butterfly garden. It is just a short walk from the city centre, and offers fine views across Derby which include the Catherdral.
You can also contact the park rangers on 01332 367800 every day, including weekends, from 9am until 9.30pm