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  • Autumn at Tatton Park
  • The Historic Cascade in Chatsworth Gardens
  • Year of the English Garden
  • The Pavilion Gardens Buxton
  • Derby Arboretum
  • The Italianate Gardens at Renishaw Hall

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'.

Celebrate the 'Year of the English Garden' in the Peak District & Derbyshire!
year of the English garden 2016

Celebrate the fabulous feats of gardening giant Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown during the tri-centenary of his birth and The Year of the English Garden in 2016.
Landscaping legend Brown transformed the gardens at Chatsworth in the 18th century on behalf of the 4th Duke of Devonshire. He removed hedges, planted new trees, widened the river Derwent – and even relocated the original village of Edensor so it would not spoil the Duke’s view!

So why not take a stroll around one of the area's gorgeous gardens this summer?

East Lodge- Derbyshire's Award Winning Hotel & Restaurant
The Cascade at Chatsworth105 acres of stunning gardens, miles of footpaths, extravagant water features, outdoor art exhibitions and magnificent views of the park.
The Pavilion Gardens at BuxtonA 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.

More Parks and Gardens in Derbyshire

Lake Reflection

Biddulph Grange Garden


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.

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire



Behind the newly restored house facades, explore over 30 rooms, one of Europe's most significant art collections, fascinating stories, exciting exhibitions, and unlimited access to the 105 acre garden with waterworks, sculptures and maze

Famous for its landmark cable car

Heights of Abraham


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.

Take a Journey beneath the earth!

Poole's Cavern & Country Park


Discover Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder. Take a Journey beneath the earth with our expert guides, explore the vast Limestone caverns and see how crystal Stalactites and Stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years.

Renishaw Hall Gardens

Renishaw Hall and Gardens


The Gardens at Renishaw are Italian in design and were laid out over 100 years ago by Sir George Sitwell, remembered in the prose and poetry of his famous children, Dame Edith Sitwell, Sir Osbert Sitwell and Sachaverel Sitwell.

The Mansion

Tatton Park


Tatton Park is often quoted as England's most complete historic estate, with its fine Georgian mansion full of art treasures and original furnishings.

Pavilion Gardens

The Pavilion Gardens


The Gardens are enjoyed by over 500,000 people every year. The combination of walks, lakes, play areas and miniature train ensure that they remain a firm favourite with the whole family.

Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey


Visit a country house, park and garden frozen in time At Calke Abbey you'll see peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards. Discover the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.

Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum


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.

Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle Country Park


Elvaston Castle Country Park in South Derbyshire, has over 200 acres of woodland, parkland and fascinating formal gardens to explore.

Hodsock Priory snowdrops

Hodsock Priory Gardens


Hodsock Priory is a historic country house set in 800 acres of countryside on the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

Autumn View over Ilam Park

Ilam Park

Manifold Valley

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

Ladderedge Country Park


Ladderedge Country Park comprises of 30 hectares (70 acres) of fields and woodland, with ponds, marshland and streams, lying in two contrasting sections.

Queens Park Chesterfield

Queen's Park


Queen's Park was opened in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The Park has recently been restored, with a café, lake and miniature railway, as well as playing facilities for younger visitors.

Renishaw Hall Vineyard


Renishaw Hall vineyard may be modest in size, but it’s been producing grapes for over 40 years and it yields a good crop year after year. It is managed by Kieron Atkinson who makes award winning wines, both still and sparkling.

Shipley Country Park in the Autumn

Shipley Country Park


Enjoy 600 acres of attractive woodland, meadows and lakes in rich wildlife. Walk, cycle or ride a horse along 18miles of quiet paths and bridleways.

Torrs Riverside Park

Torrs Riverside Park

New Mills

Directly in the town centre 'the park under the town' extends for 2 miles along the Goyt valley linked by the Millennium Walkway. Much of the valley has been reclaimed from former uses with extensuve tree planting, pond creation and paths

Bluebells in spring

Dorothy Clive Garden

Market Drayton

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.

Lyme Hall -Stephen Robson

Lyme Park, House and Garden

High Peak

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park Welcome to Lyme Park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme Park was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.