Spring at Kedleston

Sheep and lambs grazing in a field

Kedleston's Hall, parkland and Pleasure Ground are springing back to life. First was the snowdrops, then the daffodils but now the bluebells take centre stage. Be sure to keep a look out as you explore the parkland for the new lambs.

Spring is the perfect time to explore the rolling landscape and miles of unspoilt woodland surrounding Kedleston Hall. Migratory birds have returned from their winter holidays and have filled the estate with their jolly songs. Spring primula and bluebells blanket the forest floors, it’s the perfect setting for a stroll with family and friends.

Kedleston's bluebells
kedleston's bluebells

Wildlife and hidden treasures

You’ll find our gardeners out and about more at this time of year. Say hello and ask them any questions you might have. Their insider knowledge could lead you to hidden highlights just waiting to be discovered.

Wildlife is waking up to spring at Kedleston Hall too and the lake is a perfect location to look out for nesting birds. Home to herons, coots, swans and of course those ever so cute and fluffy ducklings.

The park and pleasure grounds at Kedleston are being restored to reflect its 18th-century origins
The fishing pavilion by the lake at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

There’s plenty more to discover inside the Hall. Discover the Eastern Museum with its  collection of hidden treasures, ceremonial silver, Persian tiles and all sorts of interesting artifacts collected by Lord Curzon whilst Viceroy of India (1899-1905). Mary Curzon's stunning Peacock Dress has recently move to it's new home in its very own gallery, be sure to go for a look.

can you imagine what it would have been like to wear?
a side view of the bodice of the peacock dress

Activities at Kedleston

There's plenty of outdoor fun on offer at Kedelston this spring, why not join a forest fun workshop and brush up on your woodland skills, or come and make your very own traditional Derbyshire well dressing. Prices and booking requirement do vary so please check our What's on page for more details.