Wander through an acre of sweeping mixed borders, spring bulbs, mature trees to a stunning butterfly bed, maturing arboretum, established prairie. Meet a pair of passionate, practical, compost loving gardeners who gently manage this plantsman's garden. Designed and maintained by the owners. Expect a colourful display throughout the yr. Plenty of seats, conservatory if wet. Thousands of snowdrops.
Excellent plant stall in Spring. Special interest in viticella clematis, organic vegetables and composting.
Saturday 25 February, Sunday 26 February (11am - 3pm). Admission £3.00, children free.
Home-made soup (Feb). Home-made teas (all dates).
Visitors also welcome by arrangement February to October for groups of 10+ (adm incl home-made tea and guided tour). Admission £6.00, children free.
This garden also opens as part of Repton NGS Village Gardens on Sunday 21 May, Sunday 16 July, Sunday 24 September.
Level garden, good solid paths to main areas. Some grass/bark paths.
How to find us
10 Chestnut Way, Repton, Derbyshire, DE65 6FQ
6m S of Derby. From A38/A50, S of Derby, follow signs to Willington, then Repton. In Repton turn R at r'about. Chestnut Way is ¼m up hill, on L.
More about 10 Chestnut Way
A beautiful garden. Leisurely wander through an acre of sweeping mixed borders, spring bulbs, mature trees to a stunning butterfly bed. There is a rapidly maturing arboretum (planted 2005); wooden mushrooms keep popping up and we are expecting faeries soon! A swathe of Silver Birch trees provides heavy shade in even the hottest of weathers. A prairie style garden, ponds and much much more. You need to go along every path in both directions (at least twice) to see all the hidden treasures. The prairie style planting is full of big and bold plants later in the year. The garden is great for groups of visitors - why not organise a private opening with your club or just a group of friends. We love to meet our visitors; you’ll find us full of practical advice on organic gardening and which plants to choose. You can expect a colourful display throughout the year and of course it will be different from last time you came. We grow many varieties of clematis – whenever you come there will be some in flower – we particularly like the late flowering varieties especially the Viticella types.We have designed the garden since 1988 and maintain it ourselves. We have a large fruit and vegetable plot that we run organically and sometimes have surplus for sale. Grafted tomatoes and grapes thrive in our greenhouse. There are plenty of seats to take in the garden. The conservatory may be used – rain or shine. Most visitors are surprised when we tell them the garden is only an acre – it seems much bigger to everyone – even us on some days!
At our February opening for Snowdrops you'll also see many Helebores, Daphnes and early shrubs (to be enjoyed with our home made soup).