Parks and gardens

Parks & Gardens

Discover gorgeous gardens in Derbyshire and picturesque parkland in the Peak District.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is home to some of the country's finest parks and gardens. Explore the glorious gardens at some of the UK's best stately homes including the 300-year-old Cascade and the impressive gravity-fed Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth.

Previously awarded ‘Garden of the Year’, Renishaw Hall and Gardens is one of the finest gardens in the country, with a hanging laburnum tunnel, gorgeous woodland and a breathtaking classic Italian garden.

Derby Arboretum, also informally known as Arboretum Park and The Arboretum, is famous for being Britain's first public park. It is picturesque with a fine collection of trees, and is Grade II* listed!

There are loads of great parks and gardens in Derbyshire and the Peak District, see below and pick which one you’ll visit next…

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Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle Country Park is truly magical and steeped in history. Its formal gardens and wider parkland still inspire and surprise today.

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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…

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Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge Hall is a Grade II listed stately home in the heart of the peak district. It is surrounded by 12 acres of quintessentially English gardens

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Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground

The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.

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Shipley Country Park

Shipley Country Park and Visitor Centre offers a great day out, with superb play areas, an outdoor gym and a host of seasonal events, self-guided…

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Chatsworth, home to the Devonshire family, is set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent.

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Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands

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Poole's Cavern & Country Park

Discover Poole’s Cavern, Buxton’s Hidden Wonder. Take a Journey beneath the earth with our expert guides who will reveal the amazing stories of…

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Chatsworth Garden

Chatsworth is welcoming visitors with more than 50,000 new flowering perennials, shrubs and trees as well as a huge, new stone sculpture called…

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Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park

Gulliver’s Valley Resort opened in 2020 and is located next to Rother Valley Country Park in South Yorkshire. Discover rides and attractions designed…

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Heights of Abraham

Take a cable car flight to the Heights of Abraham 60-acre hilltop park, with cavern tours, exhibitions, adventure play and much more.

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Hardwick Hall

Home to one of the most influential women in the Elizabethan realm, Hardwick Hall is the culmination of the personality and ambition of its builder…

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