Gardens at places throughout South Derbyshire and Leicestershire are blooming into their full and vibrant summer colours. From the bright orange of the Chilean flame bush at Stoneywell Cottage to the vibrant borders at Calke Abbey.
The gardens at Calke are full to bursting with colour this summer. See what our busy gardeners have been up to and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the garden at its best.
The gardens are as much a part of the Gimsons' family home as the cottage at Stoneywell.
Visit the limestone hills this month for walks, picnics, play time and far reaching views.
Enjoy a picnic in the grounds and see what wildlife you can spot by the lake. Get adventurous in the den building area and make the most of the summer sun with one of our four walks.