One of the finest collections of unusual trees and shrubs in Derbyshire, planting in our beautiful woodland garden surrounds our nursery and was started in 1992. The gardens now cover an area of nine acres.
We are a Royal Horticultural Society partner garden and although most of the large trees are still young with the majority at under 25 years of age, many of the shrubs and smaller trees already show their full beauty of form and habit and the arboretum has become a beautiful woodland walk with rare plant treasures on display to entice the real enthusiast! We have over one hundred different Magnolia planted in the gardens, a collection of flowering dogwoods, giant redwoods, oaks, birch trees and much more.
There are many educational signs on display giving detailed information about the unusual plants in the gardens. Most of the plants in the gardens are available for sale from the adjoining nursery as young specimens and expert staff are on hand to give information and advice.
Due to the very wet autumn & winter weather this year, walking boots or wellies are highly recommended when visiting the gardens.