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Parks & Gardens
Discover Derbyshire gardens, picturesque parkland and beautiful recreation areas with gardens and woodlands. Escape to glorious gardens at some of the country's best stately homes including the 300 year old Cascade and the impressive gravity-fed Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth. Derby is home to England's first public park - 'The arboretum'.
More Parks and Gardens in Derbyshire
Hodsock Priory is a historic country house set in 800 acres of countryside on the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Home of the Cavendish family since the 1550s, it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
A unique hilltop Park set on top of a dramatic limestone gorge, amid great natural beauty. Journey in a state of the art cable car. Follow a guide underground to our spectacular showcaves. Explore over 60 acres of Wooded hillside.
Derbyshire's most spectacular natural showcave, has been described as "The Wonder of the Peak' since the 16th century
Mansion with 50-acre garden, traditional working farm, Tudor manor-house, 1,000-acre deer park and children's adventure playground. Administered by the National Trust.
A wonderful Grade 2 Listed Building with 23 acres of beautiful Victorian landscaped gardens, in the centre of Buxton, on the banks of the River Wye.
Owned by the National Trust, one of Britain's most exciting and unusual gardens, with a series of connected compartments. Features a Chinese garden, Italian garden & Scottish Glen.
Calke Abbey has become famous as a graphic illustration of the country house in decline with interiors unchanged since the 1880's and contains the natural history collection of the Harpur Crewe family. Administered by the National Trust.
The Arboretum was England's first public park. It was given to the Town Council of Derby by Joseph Strutt - a local cotton mill owner and the first Mayor of the Reformed Borough of Derby.
Covering a total of 12 acres with woodland, waterfall, spring bulbs, rhododendrons, fabulous borders, alpine scree and gravel garden. Delicious food served in the tea room with views of 3 counties.
Elvaston Castle Country Park has over 200 acres of woodland, parkland and formal gardens to explore. At the heart of the park is the Castle. Due to it's need for restoration, the Castle is only occasionally open to visitors.
Managed by the National Trust, a beautiful area of open park and woodland, running on both banks of the River Manifold and with spectacular views towards Dovedale. Open all year. Youth Hostel, NT shop, tearoom and small caravan site.
Ladderedge Country Park comprises of 30 hectares (70 acres) of fields and woodland, with ponds, marshland and streams, lying in two contrasting sections.
The 1,400 acres of open moorland offer many challenging & interesting walks, between the historic buildings within the park - The Lantern, Paddock Cottage & The Cage - all specifically sited to offer magnificent views across the park
Built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, the Park opened in 1887. It has a cricket ground, boating lake, miniature train, children's play areas and Victorian Bandstand.
Renishaw Hall Gardens are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by Sir George Sitwell. The garden is divided into 'rooms' with yew hedges, flanked with classical statues.
There have been woodlands and meadows at Shipley for thousands of years but 18th Century developments in agriculture and mining have left a fascinating legacy.
A superb place to walk, picnic and learn about natural and industrial heritage