Gardens

From formal gardens to dramatic open landscapes, you can take a stroll through centuries of horticultural history and garden styles. See spectacular displays and marvel at the colour and scent of the flora at Lea Gardens and discover rare plants and magnificent ancient trees at Kedleston Park.

 

Take time to explore amazing follies, unique garden buildings and breathtaking views across the Derbyshire countryside.   Whether it's a grand estate or a lesser known treasure just waiting to be discovered, Amber Valley has wonderful sites that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

 

Gardens in Amber Valley

 

Belper River Gardens
Matlock Road, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 1BE
01773 570222

These unique riverside gardens have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years.

Belper River Gardens

 

Crossley Park
School Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire. DE5 3GT
01773 570222

A Green Flag Award winning park situated in the heart of Ripley. Crossley Park is well used by local people and visitors to the area.

Crossley Park

 

Kedleston Hall - National Trust
Kedleston, Derbyshire. DE22 5JH
01332 842191

Kedleston Hall is a breathtaking neo-classical house set in landscaped parkland. The house was built between 1759 and 1765 for Sir Nathaniel Curzon to house his collection of fine paintings and furniture and has the most complete and unaltered examples of Robert Adam interiors in England.

Kedleston Hall - National Trust

 

Lea Gardens
Long Lane, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 5GH
01629 534380

During the spring and early summer, you will find one of England's finest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas. The spectacular colours have to be seen to be believed. The gardens also include many rare trees, shrubs and alpine plants.

Lea Gardens

 

Shipley Country Park
Slack Lane, Heanor, Derbyshire. DE75 7GX
01773 719961

Located near to Heanor, Shipley Country Park offers 700 acres of attractive and varied landscape with leafy pathways, reservoirs, tranquil lakes, large woodlands and wildlife meadows. You can walk or ride on 18 miles of footpaths and bridleways through the park.

Shipley Country Park

 

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