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Arboretum, free entry

Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum


Arboretum Square,
DE23 8FZ


The Arboretum was the first specially designed urban park in Britain. Joseph Strutt commissioned and donated the park for the benefit of citizens of Derby in 1840. the intention was a botanical tree garden for instruction as well as leisure. John Claudius Loudon designed, constructed and planted the gardens, while EB Lamb designed the two Tudor style lodges. Some of the trees are listed on the British Isles Tree Register, a catalogue of notable trees in the country recorded by the Forestry Commission. A free leaflet is available from Derby Tourist Information. From 22nd November 2007, members of the public will be able to book a free tour of Grove Lodge, Arboretum Park's interpretation centre and former park keeper's house, which opens to the public next spring.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry



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Map reference: SK 355351  Lat: 52.91214 Long: -1.47250

The park's entrances are on Reginald Street, Grove Street, Rosehill Street and Arboretum Square, off Osmaston Road.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Derby station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted