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Cromford Open Gardens

 approx 15 gardens open Cromford, near Matlock, Derbyshire Peak District
Sunday 7th July 2024
12.00noon to 5.00pm

Visitors to Cromford events - the Celebrating Cromford weekend festival and Apple Day as well as the Open Gardens - often tell us that they have passed through many times but never before stopped. To pause and explore behind the historic stone frontages of Arkwright's Mill village is to be surprised and delighted.

Our gardens this year range from a courtyard to romantic terraces on the limestone, to idiosyncratic back gardens, to Country Mansion grounds. Vegetables compete with flowers and lawns. Features include a family mountain railway, solar panels, beehives, wormery, slow worm hotel and spiral staircase access.

Free minibus lifts up and down the steeper roads will be available and the views from the higher gardens over the Derwent Valley and surrounding hills and woods are a reward in themselves.

Refreshments will be available in several gardens and our village is blessed in still having pubs, small restaurants and several outstanding independent shops, galleries and craft workshops.

Cromford Open Gardens

Proceeds go towards village charities and events.

Plant sales
Plant sales and artwork at some gardens.

5.00 per adult, accompanied children free.

How to get tickets / programmes
Tickets and leaflets from a stall in front of the Community Centre in the Market Place.

Contact the organisers
Phone: 07539 683 907

Directions / Parking
Cromford is on the A6 Derby to Manchester road with limited parking in the village centre but lots of spaces (small charges) at Cromford Meadows and Canal Wharf (turn east at the traffic-light crossroads). Then take the riverside walk past the church back to the crossroads and Market Place. There is direct rail to our station from Nottingham, Belper and Derby and there are direct buses from Sheffield, Derby and Buxton.

Toilet Facilities
Toilets are available - locations will be advised on the day.

County: Derbyshire
Postcode for Sat Nav: DE4 3RQ (please verify before travelling)
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Thankyou!   In 2023 the organisers of this event made a crowdfunding donation towards the upkeep of this website.

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