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2020 Gates Closing. Tuesday, 3 November 2020

2020 Gates Closing. Tuesday, 3 November 2020

The hydrangea season is coming to an end so we are closing the gates of the walled garden on Tuesday, 3 November 2020.  The outer garden stays open all year.  It's been a funny old year what with one thing and another.  The hydrangeas suffered from the early drought...

Erewash Sound in the Garden

Erewash Sound in the Garden

Gardener Steve visited the hydrangea garden on Saturday, where we spent a couple of very pleasant hours, offering plants for donations and talking to Steve about our collection and the garden, and sharing the benefit of our experience of maintaining the hydrangeas. ...

Hydrangea Derby Just Giving Page

Hydrangea Derby Just Giving Page

Because of Covid 19, we've not been able to do our Open Day or the private tours which are a large part of our income.  So that we can keep the hydrangea garden looking good for all our visitors, we've set up a Just Giving page.  If you press on the link, it will take...

Walled Garden Gates Opening

Walled Garden Gates Opening

The gates of the walled garden will be opened on Saturday, 18th July 2020.  On Friday, 17th July, Gardeners' World will be re-running the piece they did on the garden back in 2018.  It will give you a flavour of what is in store in the walled garden.  We have a one...

Overture to the 2020 Season

Overture to the 2020 Season

As per usual the Hydrangea heteromallas are starting the season off.  You'll find them in the outer garden of Darley Park Gardens on the back wall.  Not the pretty pink mop heads (they will come later) you expect from a hydrangea but just as exciting all the same. ...

Open Day and Private Tours 2020 Cancelled

Open Day and Private Tours 2020 Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of the current situation, we have had to cancel our open day booked for Sunday 9 August 2020 and the private tours which we offered from Monday 11  to 14 August.  We're all disappointed but the outer garden is already open for...

Hydrangea Derby Gates Closing

Hydrangea Derby Gates Closing

This year we've kept the gates open for a little longer as the hydrangeas were still putting on a good show.  Hydrangea paniculata 'October Bride' (true to its name) has put on a good show.  So we're closing up on Saturday, 23 November and keeping the walled garden...