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Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2019

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2019

Our open day this year is on Sunday, 4 August 2019.  Meet us at the café in Darley Park for free guided tours at 11am or 2pm.  Or just come and tour the gardens on your own.  Our volunteers will be there to welcome you to the collection.

2019 Gates of Walled Garden Open

2019 Gates of Walled Garden Open

The gates of the walled garden will be open on Saturday, 6 July 2019.  The season will continue until October/November time.  The climbers and large heteromallas are particularly worth a look in the next couple of weeks.  The macrophyllas (mop heads and lace caps) and...

More Space for our new Hydrangeas

More Space for our new Hydrangeas

A couple of years ago, a French breeder of hydrangeas, visited Hydrangea Derby to collect some cuttings of varieties he didn't have.  He collected his cuttings, put them in plastic bags and then a cooler for the journey home.  He then opened up the boot of his in...

Start of 2019 Season

Start of 2019 Season

The 2019 season has begun.  We've started our schedule of Tuesday mornings and the 4th Saturday of the month between 10am and 12 noon.  Come and see if this is the volunteering for you.  The usual job is to prune the paniculatas and arborescens which flower on this...

End of 2018 Season.

End of 2018 Season.

The gates to the walled garden will close on Saturday, 27 October 2018.  The season has been an interesting one with storms from the east and many weeks of drought.  The plants have endured and still managed to put on a good display.  We have plenty of plants ready to...