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The Old Vicarage

Matlock

Traditional front garden with lawn and mixed summer borders in gentle valley overlooking Black Rocks. To the side a courtyard garden where acid loving plants are grown in pots and, in the fernery, tender ferns. Beyond is the orchard, fruit garden, vegetable patch and greenhouse, the home of honey bees, doves and hens.
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    Mixed borders include interest from early summer to autumn with some unusual plants and plant combinations. Spring border under huge lime tree with snowdrops, pulmonaria, hellebores and ferns. Banks planted for autumn colour.
    Courtyard garden spectacular in spring with rhododendrons and tulips in large pots, and lilies, bamboo and hostas in summer. To one side of the courtyard is the fernery where exotic plants and tender ferns are grown. Kitchen garden with soft fruit, orchard, vegetable garden and greenhouse. Various creatures live in the kitchen garden, a flock of white doves, three hens and a hive or two of honey bees.
    Tea can be taken on the front terrace, the courtyard or fernery if the weather is inclement.

Features and Attractions

Spectacular Rambling Rector rose over front of house in late June early July. Cakes, tea and coffee and cold drinks served in the garden or in fernery if wet (limited space).

The Old Vicarage- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Jane Irwing
01629 825010
irwingjane@gmail.com

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How to find us

The Old Vicarage
The Fields
Middleton by Wirksworth
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4NH

Garden located behind church on Main St & nr school.
  • More detailed directions
    Travelling N on A6 from Derby turn L at Cromford, at top of hill turn R onto Porter Lane, at traffic lights, turn R onto Main St. Park in Village Hall. Walk through churchyard. No parking at house.
Accessibility information

Path through Churchyard ends in some steps leading onto the lane and into the garden gate. Once in the garden much can be seen from the terrace.

More about The Old Vicarage

Mixed borders include interest from early summer to autumn with some unusual plants and plant combinations. Spring border under huge lime tree with snowdrops, pulmonaria, hellebores and ferns. Banks planted for autumn colour.
Courtyard garden spectacular in spring with rhododendrons and tulips in large pots, and lilies, bamboo and hostas in summer. To one side of the courtyard is the fernery where exotic plants and tender ferns are grown. Kitchen garden with soft fruit, orchard, vegetable garden and greenhouse. Various creatures live in the kitchen garden, a flock of white doves, three hens and a hive or two of honey bees.
Tea can be taken on the front terrace, the courtyard or fernery if the weather is inclement.

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