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Open Gardens

The Peak District is proud of its open gardens and gardeners, who meticulously tend their plots, manicure their lawns and cultivate a multicoloured miscellany of plants, shrubs and trees.
Whilst there are numerous parks and public gardens that are open for visitors all year round, some remain secret gardens that are generally hidden behind high hedgerows and walls.

Some Garden Centres feature landscaped plots and garden areas where they can advertise their plants in a natural setting that is open for everyone to enjoy, whilst historic houses in the Peak District often have formal and informal gardens which they open to the public with an admission charge for entry.
Open gardens is a concept that began many years ago, adopted as a method of fundraising by villages and towns. Proud residents with gardens that they are proud to show off, open their gates to the public for a nominal charge. Many open gardens are registered and promoted by the National Gardens Scheme.

Open gardens is a way of peeping behind the privet hedge, having a nosey around someone’s nasturtiums, snooping your way through the snowdrops and rummaging through their rose bushes!
Whether your preference is for borders neatly laid out with a colourful collage of annual blooms or an informal hotchpotch and kaleidoscope of perennial perfection, the open gardens of the Peak District will be sure to dazzle you with a truly stunning floral display.
Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors and the Museum of Childhood Come and discover two contrasting experiences sitting side by side. Sudbury Hall, the country home of the Lords Vernon, offers a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase, Long Gallery and the captivating story which the house tells, brought to life by our knowledgeable volunteers...
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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant. Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye. Film-makers flock to Haddon...
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Peak District Attractions - Haddon Hall - Bakewell
Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam. The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th-century and continue to live at the Hall. Lord Curzon's Eastern...
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Kedleston Hall
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