Walled Garden opening times 9:00am to 1:00pm Saturdays, 10:00am to 3:00pm Sundays. (From Monday 1st April 2017 to Thursday 28 September 2017 the garden will be open to the public 2pm - 4.00pm Mondays and 10am - 12 noon Thursdays)
Open for your enjoyment, walk round, relax and chat to volunteers. Purchase plants and produce grown in the garden.
BIRD WALK FOR BEGINNERS - starting Jan 2017
Every third Sunday of the month 10.30am £4. Starting at the walled garden (no walk in May)
Starting at Markeaton Park Walled Garden. From Sunday 22nd January 2017
Why not join David Bennett, a Carsington Water bird walk leader, and a past recipient of the Derbyshire Ornithological Society award for his contributions to bird conservation, for a bird walk in Markeaton Park. David will help you to identify the many birds in the park throughout the year, with identification tips and information where to find birds.
The walk is ideal for accompanied children and people new to Bird Watching, lasts 1½ hours and starts at 10.30am. The walk is monthly, always on the 3rd Sunday of each month except for May.
Cost is £4 per person (£2 for children 10 > 15). Advance booking is recommended as the number of places are limited, but payment may be made on the day if spaces are available. The walk is wheelchair friendly, and appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended. BRING BINOCULARS. Parking charges apply.
To book call into the Walled Garden on Sat 9.00 till 1.00 or Sun 10.00 till 3.00 or phone Dawn 01332 361491
Future Dates: - Jan 18th, Feb 19th, Mar 19th, Apr 16th, June 18th, July 16th, Aug 20th, Sept 17th, Oct 15th, Nov 19th, Dec 17th.
Check David’s blog Allesbirdtree.blogspot.com for reports from future monthly walks.
YOUNG GARDENERS CLUB - April to September on 1st Saturday of the month 10am – 11.30am
£12 for all 6 sessions
Topics covered include:- setting seed, potting on, planting out, soil types, good and not so good insects.
Produce grown can be taken home when ready
Telephone Dawn 01332 361491 to book your place
ANNUAL GARDEN FESTIVAL - Sunday 27th August
'Dig for victory’Garden Festival
Trade stalls available: Indoor stalls £15 Outdoor Stalls £25. Book a Stall
For further details see Garden Festival
Below are photos from some of our past events:
HISTORY WALK - Sunday 3rd September at 11.00am £4
To buy tickets please go online at http://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/markeaton-park-history-walk
You may turn up on the day but please book in the Walled Garden before joining the walk. Sensible footwear is advised. The walk lasts about one and a half to two hours and there will be an opportunity to have a rest midway for those who don't want to climb the hill.
CRAFT FAIR - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Trade stalls available: Indoor stalls £15 Outdoor Stalls £25. Book a Stall for Saturday or Sunday or both days