Summer colour in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

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.

summer gardens in bloom, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Calke's gardens in full bloom 

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.

A swing hangs from a tree in the garden at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

The playful family garden 

The gardens are as much a part of the Gimsons' family home as the cottage at Stoneywell.

Bertram's bridge in Ilam Park

Explore on foot this summer at Ilam Park 

Visit the limestone hills this month for walks, picnics, play time and far reaching views.

Young girl holding moth

Your summer adventure at Kedleston Hall 

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.