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.

Wisteria in the gardens at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Early summer flowers at Calke 

Calke's inspiring park and gardens are blooming with flowers. Watch the gardeners at work and see pops of early summer colour around the estate.

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.

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

Stoneywell's playful family garden 

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