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Haddon Hall

(Derbyshire Attractions)

      
Bakewell Derbyshire England
Description : 

Haddon Hall has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years, always enchanting visitors with its beauty and atmosphere.

 


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Haddon Hall

(Derbyshire Historic Buildings)

      
Bakewell Derbyshire England
Description : 

Haddon Hall has been welcoming guests for hundreds of years, always enchanting visitors with its beauty and atmosphere.

 


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Midland Railway, Butterley

(Derbyshire Attractions)

         
Ripley Derbyshire England
Description : 

As soon as you enter Butterley Station you are transported back in time. The station building has been lovingly re created on its original site even down to the milk churns and egg boxes in the booking hall.

 


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Melbourne Hall Gardens

(Derbyshire Historic Buildings)

      
Melbourne Derbyshire England
Description : 

Melbourne Hall Gardens are open from Apr - Sept on Weds, Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1.30-5.30 and every afternoon in August from 2pm - 5pm when the Hall is open (except for the first three Mondays in August).

Melbourne Hall Gardens with its broad sweeps of lawn, avenues and unexpected vistas is one of the best known formal gardens in the country and is the best surviving early 18th century English garden in the manner of le Notre.

It was laid out by Rt. Hon Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain to Queen Anne, with help from the garden landscape designers George London and Henry Wise in the formal style. It is noted for its long tunnel of Yew, its wrought iron pagoda created by Robert Bakewell and its statuary by Jan van Nost, notably the Four seasons monument, a gift from Queen Anne.

Lord Ralph Kerr took over running the Melbourne estate in 1987. His wife Lady Ralph Kerr is a painter of both portraits and landscapes. Since taking on the garden she has embarked on an extensive programme of restoration and planting within the original layout, and garnered praise from right across the British gardening community. Her eye for colour and detail means that the Melbourne garden is a haven of delightful and unusual specimen trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders.

Melbourne Hall itself has a well-documented history and has been the home to two Prime Ministers, Lord Melbourne (Queen Victoria's friend and confidant) and Lord Palmerston.

As William Lamb, Lord Melbourne's wife the celebrated Lady Caroline Lamb spent time at the hall.

Melbourne Hall remains a lived-in family home, accounting for its warm and welcoming atmosphere.

 

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Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery

(Derbyshire Gardens )

      
Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire England
Description : 

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One of the finest collections of unusual trees and shrubs in Derbyshire, planting in our beautiful woodland garden was started in 1992 and the gardens now cover an area of nine acres.

We are a RHS partner garden and although most of the large trees are still young with the majority at under 22 years of age, many of the shrubs and smaller trees already show their full beauty of form and habit and the arboretum has become a beautiful woodland walk with rare plant treasures on display to entice the real enthusiast!

There are many educational signs on display giving detailed information about the unusual plants in the gardens.

Most of the plants in the gardens are available for sale from our adjoining nursery as young specimens and expert staff are on hand to give information and advice'

Admission Charge:
Adults - £5.00 each
Concessions - £4.00 each (over 60's, students & disabled)
(Children & teenagers under 18 free)

We are a Royal Horticultural Society Partner Garden, RHS members are admitted to the gardens free of charge (on presentation of a valid membership card)

Opening Times:
Garden Opening Times
March to October: Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm
(Sundays & Bank Holidays: 10.30am to 4.30pm)

November to February - Monday to Saturday: 9am to 4pm
(Closed on Sundays)
The nursery and gardens are closed from December 24th to January 2nd and on Easter Sunday

Further info:
Large car park on site with space for a coach. Toilet available on site.

With the exception of guide dogs, animals must be left in the owner's car, water bowls will be provided on request.

Tea and coffee is available from the nursery office on request (no cafe). Nearby pubs (<1 mile="" away="" serve="" good="" food="" at="" lunchtime="" and="" in="" the="" evening="" p="">

Paying visitors are welcome to bring picnics but we are not a park and so there are no tables or bins. All rubbish must be taken with you.

IMPORTANT - Please be aware that despite our name, we are not a bluebell wood! We are called Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery as when the nursery started in 1979, we were in a different location right next to a pub called the Bluebell in the local village of Blackfordby. We do have a huge collection of unusual trees and shrubs on display in the gardens but alas, few bluebells so far.

If you can't find a particular plant or require further information, please e-mail us at sales@bluebellnursery.com or telephone our nursery office on (01530) 413700.

www.bluebellnursery.com

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erewash museum

Erewash Museum is our very own local and social history museum located on High Street, Ilkeston; with exhibitions and displays reflecting the history of the Erewash Borough.

Home for the Museum is a late Georgian house with Victorian extensions. It was both a family home and school accommodation before becoming a museum in the 1980's.

Many original features remain and visitors can enjoy the garden with unrivalled views across the Erewash Valley.

We are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm). During school holidays, with the exception of Christmas and bank holiday Mondays, we are open Monday Saturday 10am 4pm.

New tea room open 11am to 3pm

Admission to the museum is free.