Helene, Viscountess Scarsdale, is again opening up her wonderful garden at Rectory House, Kedleston, on May 24th 2020, as part of the national garden scheme.
The garden is next to Kedleston Park and is of 18th Century origin. Many established rare trees and shrubs inhabit it, and there are also rhododendrons, azaleas and unusual roses.
The centrepiece is a large natural pond with amusing frog fountain, and there is a lily fountain the tea courtyard area. Other things to see include primulas, gunneras, darmeras and lots of moisture loving plants. The winding paths go through trees and past wild flowers and grasses.
There is also plenty of wildlife to keep an eye open for – look out for the green spotted woodpeckers, kestrels and dragonflies, and of course not forgetting hedgehogs.
This year there is a new fernery with rare plants.
In all, it is a very atmospheric garden and a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.
Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre will again be on hand to serve cream teas, with proceeds going to the charity.
Entry is £5 per adult, free for children. The garden is open from 2pm – 5pm.
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