Park

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Kedleston park

Take in views of the parkland on the Lakeside Walk at Kedleston Hall © National Trust/M Kennedy

The 820-acre Parkland at Kedleston is almost entirely manmade, and was designed by Robert Adam at the time the present house was built.

The pleasure ground

The Orangery in the pleasure grounds at Kedleston Hall 

Visitors to Kedleston Hall will not find a garden in the true sense, but a naturalistic pleasure ground which blended seamlessly with the landscape and parkland beyond.

Restoration

Diseased Rhododendron bushes at Kedleston Hall 

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.

A history of the park

The bridge and cascade in the park at Kedleston Hall © Rupert Truman

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 a relaxing walk through the park at Kedleston Hall © Gareth Wiltshire

Enjoy one of 5 waymarked walks through the parkland at Kedleston, and see what wildlife you can spot.

Veteran trees

See veteran trees at Kedleston Hall © Nicola Metcalf

Kedleston park is home to over 100 veteran trees. They are hugely important in our landscape, and are home to a unique range of species.

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