Lose yourself in the Garden of Imagination

Visitors near the watering can orchestra at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

Enter through the secret door and discover the Garden of Imagination, open every day at Calke from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 4 September, 10:30am to 4pm.

Let your imagination wander...

The Walled Garden has been transformed into a Giant’s garden!

Explore our Ivy Cottage hideaway, build a brick wall with our special bricks or dress the scarecrow in a fun outfit... there’s plenty of places for kids to unleash their imaginations.

Exploring the Garden of Imagination
Exploring the willow in the Garden of Imagination, Calke Abbey, Midlands


Make discoveries

Weave your way through the paths and discover secret spaces, stumble across our summer meadow and get busy in our buzzy beehive.

There will be plenty of garden games scattered around the meadow. Why not get the whole family involved?

Family time in the Garden of Imagination
Family enjoying garden games at Calke Abbey, Midlands


Relax and refuel

Exploring the meadow is thirsty work! Light refreshments will be available from the Potting Shed if you work up an appetite.

Big and little kids can cool off with an ice cream, or why not bring your own picnic to enjoy in the grassy meadow?