What's on This Month
Attractions by Type
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 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?
More Parks and Gardens in Derbyshire
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tatton Park is often quoted as England's most complete historic estate, with its fine Georgian mansion full of art treasures and original furnishings.
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.
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.
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 Country Park in South Derbyshire, has over 200 acres of woodland, parkland and fascinating formal gardens to explore.
Hodsock Priory is a historic country house set in 800 acres of countryside on the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.