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Gates Closing 2021

Gates Closing 2021

The gates to the walled garden are closing on Tuesday 2 November.  Thank you to all who have helped during such exceptional circumstances and to those who have donated to our cause.  The volunteers will be back at the beginning of March next year and the gates will...

Green Flag Community Award 2021

Green Flag Community Award 2021

Thank you to Amanda Solloway MP for Derby North for visiting us on Saturday to enjoy the pleasure of the hydrangea garden containing the largest collection of Hydrangea Paniculata in the world and for helping us to celebrate winning the Green Flag Community Award for...

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2021

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2021

This year the Open Day will be on Sunday, 8 August 2021.  This, of course, all dependent on Government guidelines and restrictions.  Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter posts for up to date information.  Open Day Poster This is Hydrangea macrophylla 'Salsa'

New Trees for the Walled Garden

New Trees for the Walled Garden

The walled garden has 4 new trees purchased and planted during the ‘National Tree Week’.  These will provide dappled shade for even more hydrangeas.   3 are Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura for short) and 1 is a Liquidambar styraciflua Black Beauty.  Thank you...

The New with the Old

The New with the Old

Hydrangea macrophyllas normally flower all at once between July and August and then die back all together between September and October.  Some hydrangea breeders are trying to develop everlasting hydrangeas that will keep producing new flower heads on new growth...