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The Windrow

The Windrow

Derby Parks Volunteers have built a windrow to separate the hydrangea garden from the neighbouring woodland and, in doing so, have created interesting real estate for any curious bug, bird or animal.  We can use it to put our prunings in years to come.  Many thanks to...

A Mosaic for Darley Park

A Mosaic for Darley Park

A mosaic has been commissioned for Darley Park.  It's to be placed in the hydrangea garden and will reflect, after having consulted with park users, all the experiences, feelings and memories we remember.  A base has been built and we're in the middle of the workshops...

The 2016 Season

The 2016 Season

The new season will kick off on 1st March when we'll be pruning the paniculatas and aroborescens.  They appreciate and flower much better after what seems like a drastic pruning.  If you want a copy of this year's gardening timetable email us through the contacts...

Royal Horticultural Trial Team Visit

Royal Horticultural Trial Team Visit

The Royal Horticultural Society run extensive Plant Trials and use the Award of Garden Merit to recognise plants of  proven garden-worthiness.   Hydrangea Derby are trialling 24 varieties of hydrangea for them so a Trials Team visited us to review and monitor the...

Open Day 2015

Open Day 2015

The sun shone, the flowers bloomed and the visitors came;  64 in all for the tours and lots who just came for a look.  'What a hidden gem, absolutely fantastic collection, thank you for the inspiration.' 'Stunning gardens. Congratulations to all involved.'...

Community Green Flag Award

Community Green Flag Award

We got the flag again.  It's for being a welcoming place, being healthy, safe and secure, clean and well maintained, it's sustainable, we consider biodiversity and heritage, it's a community project and being creative and innovative.  And we enjoy it too!  The Mayor...