Darley House Gardens

We began to restore Darley House in 2009. Whilst we have sought to maintain the gardens it is only since January 2014 that we have been working on them in earnest. The previous owners opened the gardens to the public under the National Garden Scheme and they also featured on Gardener’s World in 1998. Jayne Mitchell, a local, professional and passionate gardener is making a big difference and helping us to reach our goal of returning them to their former glory. Additionally, we are very grateful to our friends who have taken on some gardening challenges when they have visited! It really is an exciting journey and a wonderful legacy.​

Alex and Lucy Arterton

Penelope Baddeley Derbyshire Life  March 2015

Most striking are the specimen mature trees. A glorious and ancient copper beech stands sentinel astride an ivy-covered raised mound and dominates the upper gardens.

winter at darley house
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Darley House garden

Roses looking lovely June 2105 (Photos by Jayne Mitchell)

garden path
Penelope Baddeley Derbyshire Life March 2015

The private and secluded gardens include a large formal lawn with sweeping broad stones steps leading to a grand balustraded garden terrace designed by Paxton. And from this raised terrace, which commands views of the rolling hills, the visitor is invited to explore a series of landscaped Victorian gravel pathways...