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Gates Completed

Gates Completed

The Rolls Royce apprentice, 5 from UK and 5 from Germany completed the task with the final flourish of the art work for the middle static gate which give  diverse viewing points of the walled garden.  The walled garden is now open and the plants ready for viewing. ...

New Gates for the Walled Garden

New Gates for the Walled Garden

Today, 10 Rolls Royce apprentices with the help of Derby Homes came to the garden and started to build 3 new gates for the entrances into the walled garden.  Five of them were from Germany on a cultural exchange to help towards a Derby community project.  Melissa, the...

Open Day 2015

Open Day 2015

This year's open day is on Sunday, 9th August 2015 from 10am to 4pm.  There will be conducted tours of the collection at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.  Meet at the Terrace Café and no need to book.  There will be no charge but donations are very gratefully received.  Directions...

Hydrangea Derby 2015

Hydrangea Derby 2015

The new season is beginning.  The plants are already shooting out shoots.  Community Payback have spent many appreciated hours mulching the beds to protect the collection from frost, weeds and drought.  We have set up our gardening timetable of Tuesday and the 4th...

American Hydrangea Society Visit

American Hydrangea Society Visit

Six members of the American Hydrangea Society on a garden tour of Europe and Britain stopped off in Derby to visit the National Collection of Hydrangeas in Darley Park.  It was the last stop on their tour and agreed that it was the best of the lot.   It is a bit too...

Open Day Cancelled

Open Day Cancelled

It's pouring with rain, the café is closed and although the hydrangeas are loving the tail end of Bertha, we humans aren't so waterproof.  So we gathered with our marquees, tables, posters, etc to decide on a plan.  The rain defeated us however, so we made the unhappy...

New plants added in 2014

New plants added in 2014

We have just planted the following new Hydrangea plants into the collection From Staunton Harold Garden Centre quercifolia 'Ice Crystals' quercifolia 'Harmony'   From Duchy of Cornwall Nursery paniculata 'Prim White'   From Junkers Nursery quercifolia 'Snow Drift'...

New Hydrangeas obtained and planted in 2013

New Hydrangeas obtained and planted in 2013

New Hydrangea cultivars added to our collection in 2013 For details of each cultivar please search for on 'Our Plants' page From The Place for Plants nursery arborescens 'Incrediball' macrophylla 'Dolce Gypsy' macrophylla 'Dolce Kiss' macrophylla Sweet Fantasy'   From...

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2014

Hydrangea Derby Open Day 2014

This year the Open Day will be on Sunday, 10th August 2014. The collection is situated at Darley Park, Derby.  Parking details with post codes are on the Home Page. Members of the Hydrangea Derby team will be near the Terrace Café in Darley Park from 10am to 4pm....