Whatstandwell, near Crich, Derbyshire Sunday 21st May 2023 12.00noon to 6.00pm
Whatstandwell is a Derbyshire village on a hillside. There are few gardens without some degree of slope and yet the gardeners have managed to create interesting and enjoyable spaces with terracing, steps and pathways. From many of them there are also attractive views across the Derwent valley to enjoy. Although garden numbers may be few it can take a while to enjoy a leisurely amble around the village to take them all in.
To give a different perspective this year, we are holding the event earlier, in the anticipation of showcasing a late spring display which will hopefully appeal to all, whether first time or returning visitors.
To add to the event, it has been decided to repeat the Art Trail element again this year. Exhibits by local artists will be set up and visitors will be able to enjoy these against the backdrop of the gardens. There will be the opportunity to buy artwork on the day and refreshments available here and there, including the Family Tree. For those who have visited before, there will be at least one garden new to the event, or new features or access to areas which were previously closed off. Hopefully something to appeal to everyone that enjoys an Open Gardens afternoon out.
All proceeds raised will as always be donated to one or more local charities.
Cost £4.00 adults, accompanied under 16s free.
How to get event passports These can be purchased on the day from any of the participating gardens with the exception of the Family Tree. A location map will be posted on the Open Gardens page of our village website.
Directions / Parking The village and gardens are easily accessible starting at the Family Tree on the A6 or from the village railway station. Parking is a little problematic but it is usually possible to find a space where you may be able to safely leave your car for a while. This would be recommended for those less able to manage the steepish walk from the bottom to the top of the village. Alternatively the railway station and nearest bus stop are only a short distance from the lower gardens from which a 10 to leisurely 20 minute walk should be time enough to get from the lower to the upper gardens.
Please have a look at the orientation map and details on our website.
Toilet Facilities Toilets are available at this event.
Location County: Derbyshire Postcode for Sat Nav: DE4 5HG (please verify before travelling) Find approximate location on GoogleMaps (new browser tab)
Thankyou! In 2022 the organisers of this event made a crowdfunding donation towards the upkeep of this website.