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Putting on Growth

Putting on Growth

Over the last couple of weeks the hydrangeas have caught up with growth.  The leaves are completely out now and the flower buds are taking off.  Some of the older hydrangeas have been pruned to take out all the dead wood and tidying up the overcrowded branches.  They...

Pruning Hydrangea paniculata

Pruning Hydrangea paniculata

The paniculatas have been pruned because they will grow flowers on this year's growth.  If you prune severely to the first 2 buds, you'll get fewer very large heads.  If you prune to 5 buds you'll get more but smaller heads.  No pruning at all and you'll get lots of...

New Season and Open Day 2018

New Season and Open Day 2018

The new season is about to begin for us.  The plants are already putting on new growth.  We have a new timetable for the volunteer gardening work which is most Tuesday mornings between 10 and 12 and the 4th Saturday in the month.  Our Open Day is booked for Sunday, 5...

Have you got

Have you got

We are trying to find plants of two cultivars of Hydrangea paniculata that have until quite recently been available from nurseries in the UK but are no longer available. They are Hydrangea  paniculata 'Pink Jewel' and Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Beauty'.  We can’t...

Walled Garden Gates Closing 2017

Walled Garden Gates Closing 2017

The 2017 Season is now over and it's time to close the gates of the walled garden.  The outer garden can still be part of a walk in Darley Park, however.  The 2017 Season started early this year and the hydrangeas have created a colourful corner to Derby's green...

Plenty to See

Plenty to See

Autumn is here but the hydrangeas are still making colour and shape in our corner of Darley Park.  The gates will close at the end of October so there is still time to come and view these amazing plants.

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2017

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2017

Wonderful day with lots of visitors in the cool Summer day.  The two tours were informative and gave us a chance to show off our hydrangeas and what we've been doing.  Thank you to all who made it happen.  Some of the comments we got: What an amazing collection!  Well...

Photos Taken this Week

Photos Taken this Week

Let the photos tell the story.  Don't forget our open day if you want to learn more about this amazingly colourful plants but if you just want a walk around, the gardens are open all day, every day.  Entry is free and there's a café for a cup of tea. h

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2017

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2017

Hydrangea Derby is the largest collection (564 types) of Hydrangea in UK and can be found near the Terrace Café in Darley Park, Derby. Map 1       Map 2 It is owned by Derby City Council but maintained by Friends of Darley Open Spaces (FoDOS) and its partners. The...