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The best selection in Derbyshire with advice and personal attention from Robert and Linda Wells at their family run business.
Hollies Farm Plant Centre, Matlock
Sun 14 Jun, Sun 2 Aug

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A deceptive country-style garden in Swadlincote, a real gem. The garden is on 2 levels of approx ½ acre. Packed herbaceous borders designed for colour. Shrubs, baskets and tubs. Lots of roses.
13 Westfield Road, Swadlincote
Sun 21 Jun, Sun 2 Aug

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Every Saturday throughout the year 9am A FREE weekly timed 5K on a mixture of tarmac, gravel and trail paths in Shipley Country Park.
Shipley Country Park
Sat 27 Jun, Sat 4 Jul, and more dates until Sat 22 Aug

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New for 2019, go orienteering in the parkland and see more of the less visited areas of Kedleston. A fun activity for all ages, ideal for beginners or experienced orienteers.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Mon 29 Jun to Thu 27 Aug

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A newly established plantswomans contemporary cottage garden in the heart of the Peak National Park, featuring rose beds and wisteria arch, winter garden, green garden, long mixed border, specimen
Candlemas Cottage, Bakewell
Sun 5 Jul, Sun 2 Aug

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One acre garden gradually restored over the past 14yrs situated at the top of a wooded valley, surrounded by wildflower meadow and ash woodland.
The Lilies, Matlock
Sun 5 Jul, Sun 16 Aug

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Mature garden with lawns, borders packed full with perennials, shrubs and small trees, tropical planting and hot border.
8 Curzon Lane, Derby
Sun 12 Jul, Sun 19 Jul, Sun 2 Aug

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Formal ¾ acre Victorian style garden established over 25 years, displaying and trialling new and existing varieties of bedding plants, herbaceous perennials and vegetable plants grown at the adjacent
Meynell Langley Trials Garden, Ashbourne
Sun 19 Jul, Sun 16 Aug

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Sunday 26 July – Monday 31 August 10.30am-3.30pm. Turn up any time. During the school summer holidays there will be a different self-led activity each week, (a trail, treasure hunt with a...
Shipley Country Park, Heanor
Sun 26 Jul to Mon 31 Aug

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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.
Sat 1 Aug

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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, Horsley Woodhouse
Sat 1 Aug and Sun 2 Aug

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Enjoy browsing around 20 specialist nurseries selling a variety of unusual plants.
Renishaw Hall and Gardens
Sun 2 Aug

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Every Sunday throughout the year 9am A FREE weekly timed 2K event in Shipley Country Park run for juniors (aged 4 – 14 years).
Shipley Country Park, Heanor
Sun 2 Aug, Sun 9 Aug, and more dates until Sun 27 Sep

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Behind a deceptively ordinary faade, lies a real surprise. A lush oasis, much larger than expected, with an amazing collection of rare and unusual plants.
26 Windmill Rise, Belper
Sat 8 Aug and Sun 9 Aug

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Come and discover the beauty of the Old English walled garden at Elvaston Castle. Take in the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy the scents and colours of all the varieties of trees, shrubs and plants.
Old English Walled Garden, Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby
Sun 9 Aug

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The Meditation Garden. Fascinating 4 acre peaceful garden in spectacular natural surroundings with woodland, cliffs, stream, pond and ruined corn mill.
Cascades Gardens, Matlock
Sun 9 Aug

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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
Wed 12 Aug

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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
Sat 15 Aug

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The Stables Courtyard and area around the Visitors Center will be filled with a range of stalls featuring food, drink and handmade products made by artisans from across the region.
Renishaw Hall, Renishaw Park, Eckington
Sun 16 Aug

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A large private allotment site in SW Derby. About 170 plots, many cultivated to a high standard. If you are interested in growing your own you should find help, advice and inspiration.
Littleover Lane Allotments, Derby
Sun 16 Aug, Sun 6 Sep

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A large garden, with swathes of daffodils in the orchard a spring feature. Extensive wild flower planting along edge of wood features aconites, snowdrops, wood anemones, fritillaries and dog tooth...
Chevin Brae, Belper
Sat 22 Aug

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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
Sun 23 Aug

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A medium sized prairie garden, organically managed and planted in the Piet Oldolf style. Also many roses and a wide range of perennials.
12 Hastings Close, Derby
Sun 23 Aug

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Large garden celebrating over 80yrs in the NGS, with stunning rose garden on west terrace, herbaceous borders and 5 acres of grounds.
Tissington Hall, Ashbourne
Mon 24 Aug, Mon 31 Aug

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New for 2019, go orienteering in the parkland and see more of the less visited areas of Kedleston. A fun activity for all ages, ideal for beginners or experienced orienteers.
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
Fri 28 Aug to Mon 26 Oct

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