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The pleasure ground
Visitors to Kedleston Hall will not find a garden in the true sense, but a naturalistic pleasure ground which blends seamlessly with the landscape and parkland beyond.
Following an outbreak of the plant disease Phytophthora ramorum, work started in spring 2013 to begin to restore and recreate the original pleasure ground at Kedleston.
Come and walk your dog through the beautiful estate and take in the delightful vistas that Kedleston Hall offers. All dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead and dispose of any mess appropriately, thank you.
A history of the park
The parkland at Kedleston was designed by Robert Adam around the same time that the hall was being built, following Sir Nathaniel Curzon’s inheritance from his father in 1758.
Walking in the park
Enjoy one of 5 way marked walks through our parkland and embark upon a seasonal wildlife scavenger hunt, which will keep you on your toes and as you walk around our picturesque estate.
Kedleston park is home to over 100 veteran trees. They are hugely important in our landscape, both biologically and culturally, with each different tree housing its own unique range of species.
Restoring the hermitage
Hidden away from the glitz and glamour of Kedleston’s eighteenth-century mansion, the tiny Hermitage sits underneath a large Plane tree on the Long Walk. Why was it built? How was it used? And what are we planning to do with it? Watch National Trust Curator Andrew Barber explain it all in this short film.