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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...

More Macrophylla Variations

More Macrophylla Variations

Who would have thought that there were still different variations and cultivars of the familiar Hydrangea macrophylla group.  Here a two very different flower heads from the same family.  They'll be ready to add to the collection next year.

Frosty and Sunny April 2017

Frosty and Sunny April 2017

You’ll notice from the photo there’s been a lot of frost damage over the past 2 weeks. The tips of the leaves on the top of the plants look burnt.  We'll leave these leaves on and by June you shouldn’t notice that anything has gone wrong.  We won’t know if some of the...

Every Little Helper

Every Little Helper

Volunteers have been looking after the 140 plants plant-breeder Jean Renault brought us last year, until they are big enough to go in the garden.  It doesn't matter how big the volunteer is!