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Whatstandwell Open Gardens and Arts Trail

 approx 8 gardens open Whatstandwell, near Crich, Derbyshire
Sunday 14th July 2024
12.00noon to 5.30pm

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.

We've chosen to open in high summer this year and some gardens have been selected accordingly, alongside some of the established favourites.

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.

4.00 adults, accompanied under 16s free.

How to get tickets / programmes
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.

Contact the organisers
Phone: 07961 610 483

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 somewhat limited 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 - locations will be advised on the day.

County: Derbyshire
Postcode for Sat Nav: DE4 5HG (please verify before travelling)
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Thankyou!   In 2024 the organisers of this event made a crowdfunding donation towards the upkeep of this website.

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 Open Garden ID: 2218

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