Gardens in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Perfectly manicured mansion lawns, hidden ponds, walled gardens and vast parkland are all waiting to be explored in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Scarecrow watching over the Physic Garden at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

The kitchen garden at Calke Abbey 

Look back at the important role the four-acre walled garden and orangery has played over the years.

Stoneywell, Leicestershire, was built as a summer home by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson for his brother Sidney.

The country garden at Stoneywell

This well planted cottage garden blooms in every season, filling it with spectacular colour.

The south front of Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, with topiary trees in the foreground.

The gardens at Sudbury Hall 

Learn about the many transformations the garden has undergone to keep pace with changing landscaping fashions.

Visitors walking their dogs near a lake at Kedleston Hall

The pleasure grounds at Kedleston Hall

Visit the pleasure grounds, a naturalistic garden which was intended to blend seamlessly with the landscape.