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27 June 2015 to 06 September 2015

Benedict Drew at QUADSat 27 Jun - Sun 6 Sep 2015This exhibition of new work by artist Benedict Drew will question different modes of learning and the power and privilege of the acquisition of knowledge.

04 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

Pablo Bronstein at ChatsworthSat 4 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Pablo Bronstein has been commissioned to make a series of new works in response to Chatsworth and its historic collection.

04 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham ContemporarySat 4 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Pablo Bronstein will curate an exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, displaying historical items from Chatsworth alongside a range of his original drawings.

05 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

Elements of Architecture at The Harley GallerySun 5 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015This is a rare chance to see part of Rem Koolhaas’ Elements of Architecture at Welbeck Estate, the private estate that influenced the work.

04 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

Re-Imagining Prison Reform: Past, Present & Future at Galleries of Justice MuseumSat 4 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015This exhibition tells the story of an alternative ‘Grand Tour’ that took place around Britain and Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries. A tour, that was not in search of cultural enlightenment.

02 August 2015 to 13 September 2015

Des Brophy Art Exhibition in Devonshire Link at The Cavendish Hotel Sun 2 Aug - Sun 13 Sep 2015Des Brophy art exhibition in Devonshire Link at The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow.

27 June 2015 to 05 September 2015

The world away, that's not far away at Nicholson Gallery and MuseumSat 27 Jun - Sat 5 Sep 2015See and experience the Peak District as never before through the lens of a Destination Photography Partner. This special photography exhibition celebrates examples of their work and experience.

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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'.

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

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.

The Maze at Chatsworth



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.

Cable Car ride at The Heights of Abraham

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.

Poole's Cavern Country Park

Poole's Cavern & Country Park


Derbyshire's most spectacular natural showcave, has been described as "The Wonder of the Peak' since the 16th century

The Japanese Garden.

Tatton Park


Mansion with 50-acre garden, traditional working farm, Tudor manor-house, 1,000-acre deer park and children's adventure playground. Owned by the National Trust and administered by Cheshire East Council.

Pavilion Gardens

The Pavilion Gardens


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.

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.

Calke Abbey Walled Gardens

Calke Abbey


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.

Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum


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.

Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle Country Park


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.

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.

Lyme Park

Lyme Park, House and Garden

High Peak

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

Queens Park Chesterfield

Queen's 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

Renishaw Hall and Gardens


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.

Shipley Country Park

Shipley Country Park


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.

Torrs Riverside Park

Torrs Riverside Park

New Mills

A superb place to walk, picnic and learn about natural and industrial heritage

The Italian Gardens

Trentham Gardens


Peace and quiet, fun and action - there's something for everyone at The Trentham Estate. Spend quality family time in the internationally renowned, award-winning Trentham Gardens, Shopping Village, Trentham Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme.

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.