What's On In and Around Derbyshire

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The Old Barn - Open Garden for NGS

2 acres in leafy hamlet, lots of interest. Main garden has lawns, many colourful shrubs and tree-lined cobbled paths. Walled garden with fishpond, pergola with climbers and cottage garden planting.
The Old Barn, Swadlincote DE12 8AF
Sat 25 Jun, Sun 26 Jun, Sat 20 Aug, Sun 21 Aug

Barlborough Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Barlborough is an attractive historic village and a range of interesting buildings can be seen all around the village centre.
Barlborough Gardens, Chesterfield S43 4TR
Sat 2 Jul, Sun 3 Jul, Sun 7 Aug

The Lilies - Open Garden for NGS

1 acre garden gradually restored over the past 16 years situated at the top of a wooded valley, surrounded by wildflower meadow and ash woodland.
The Lilies, Matlock DE4 4BW
Sun 3 Jul, Sun 14 Aug

8 Curzon Lane - Open Garden for NGS

Mature garden with lawns, borders packed full with perennials, shrubs and small trees, tropical planting and hot border.
8 Curzon Lane, Derby DE24 8QS
Sun 3 Jul, Sun 17 Jul, Sun 7 Aug

School's Out! - Shipley Country Park

School’s Out! - Shipley Country Park SCHOOLS OUT! - Shipley Country Park During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, so make time for fun with the family in the fresh air.
Shipley Country Park, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX
Sun 24 Jul to Mon 29 Aug

Dog Lovers Festival 2022

The UK's best dog friendly tribute festival weekender returns for 2022 With a unique feel, Dog Lovers Festival is the biggest dog friendly tribute festival around, with the best UK tribute
Elvaston Showground, Borrowash Road, Derby DE72 3EN
Fri 5 Aug to Sun 7 Aug

51st Cromford Steam Rally

The Cromford Steam Rally Society has been established since 1970, and is now one of the most highly rated shows in this part of the country.
Highacres Farm, Dewey Lane, Brackenfield, Nr Matlock. DE55 6DB
Sat 6 Aug and Sun 7 Aug

9 Main Street - Open Garden for NGS

acre hilltop garden overlooking lovely farmland view. Terracing, borders, lawns and pergola create space for an informal layout with planting for colour effect.
9 Main Street, Derby DE7 6AU
Sun 7 Aug

15 Windmill Lane - Open Garden for NGS

Landscaped and densely-planted town garden providing ideas others may wish to develop. Using a limited palette (mainly white, pink, mauve and burgundy) and emphasising leaf shape and colour, the key...
15 Windmill Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1EY
Sun 7 Aug

Ashbourne Road and District Allotments Ltd - Open Garden for NGS

This beautiful allotment site is nestled quietly between two main roads leading into Derby city. It boasts of being over 100 yrs old with plots of all differing shapes and sizes.
Ashbourne Road and District Allotments Ltd, Derby DE22 3BL
Sat 13 Aug and Sun 14 Aug

Wild in the Country - Open Garden for NGS

A rectangular plot devoted totally to growing flowers and foliage for cutting. Sweet pea, rose, larkspur, cornflower, nigella, ammi. All the florist's favourites can be found here.
Wild in the Country, Hope Valley S32 5QQ
Sat 13 Aug

Bakewell PBFA Book Fair

Located at the Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Haddon Road, Bakewell DE45 1AH this P.B.F.A.
Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Haddon Road, Bakewell DE45 1AH
Sat 13 Aug

Plant Fair at Carsington Water Derbyshire on Saturday 13th August 2022

FREE ENTRY to this popular Plant Hunters' Fair at Carsington Water, Derbyshire featuring highly respected specialist nurseries with a really great mix of plants and specialities to delight
Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne DE6 1ST
Sat 13 Aug

Tissington Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Large garden celebrating over 85yrs in the National Garden Scheme, with stunning rose garden on west terrace, herbaceous borders and 5 acres of grounds.
Tissington Hall, Ashbourne DE6 1RA
Mon 15 Aug, Mon 22 Aug, Mon 29 Aug

Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery - Open Garden for NGS

Beautiful 9 acre woodland garden with a large collection of rare trees and shrubs. Interest throughout the yr with spring flowers, cool leafy areas in summer and sensational autumn colour.
Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 2TA
Wed 17 Aug

Shell Fayre

The British Shell Collectors Club will be holding their tenth event in Derbyshire at the Cavendish Hall on the Chatsworth Estate on the 20th of August.
Cavendish Hall, Chatsworth House DE45 1PJ
Sat 20 Aug

Meynell Langley Trials Garden - Open Garden for NGS

Completely re-designed during 2020 with new glasshouse and patio area incorporating water rills and small ponds. New wildlife and fish ponds also added.
Meynell Langley Trials Garden, Ashbourne DE6 4NT
Sun 21 Aug

Matlock Summer Food & Drink Festival

We return to the stunning Hall Leys Park for the bank holiday weekend with the Matlock Summer Food & Drink Festival.
Hall Leys Park, Causeway Lane, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AR
Sat 27 Aug and Sun 28 Aug

12 Water Lane - Open Garden for NGS

Small, eclectic hillside garden on different levels, created as a series of rooms. Each room has been designed to capture the stunning views over Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
12 Water Lane, Matlock DE4 4LY
Sun 28 Aug and Mon 29 Aug

Food & Craft Fair

The Stables Courtyard and area around the Visitors Center will be filled with a range of stalls featuring food, drink and handmade products, by artisans from across the region.
Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Eckington S21 3WB
Sun 28 Aug

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