Whatever the time of year, Derbyshire has a bourgeoning calendar of events…. Music festivals, food & fairs, opera, there is always something going on.
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
6 – 10 June 2018
Set in the stunning grounds of Chatsworth House in the Peak District, the first ever RHS Chatsworth Show offers the opportunity to experience ‘Capability’ Brown’s unforgettable landscapes, relax on the banks of the River Derwent and indulge in views of one of the UK’s most spectacular stately homes.
Chatsworth is no stranger to innovation – legendary designers ‘Capability’ Brown and Joseph Paxton both shaped its breathtaking gardens and it was here that Paxton built the glasshouse which inspired the design for his famous Crystal Palace structure. While the setting celebrates design revolutionaries of the past, the show will provide a platform for design revolutionaries of the future.
A striking representation of Joseph Paxton’s magnificent Great Conservatory forms the central feature of the floral marquee at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Two wings either side will house a selection of the UK’s top nurseries selling a wide range of plants. Discover mini plant worlds themed around popular topics such as Cutting and Dry Gardens, where you can pick up top tips from knowledgeable growers.
Discover a range of Show Gardens like no other, where designers push boundaries to create daring and innovative designs. Exciting categories such as FreeForm will provide a blank canvas for designers to showcase their ground breaking ideas.
The show brings together a selection of the finest independent companies and specialist nurseries, offering a wide-range of design-led products and quality plants.
For full details on how to book visit the Royal Horticultural Society website.
National Parks Week
24 – 30 July 2018
To celebrate National Parks Week there is a wide variety of activities and events on offer:
Walk with a national park ranger – there’s a choice of themed walks.
Learn advanced navigation – use a compass to find your way.
Cycle family-friendly trails – explore the High Peak, Tissington or Monsal Trails.
Action-packed adventures – try abseiling or mountain biking.
For more information call in at one of the Peak District National Park visitor centres at Bakewell, Castleton, Edale or Upper Derwent, and talk to friendly, knowledgeable staff. Visitor and tourist information: 01629 816558.
Join in the nation’s annual celebration of Britain’s National Parks and enjoy everything that is unique and wonderful about our amazing wilder spaces.
2 – 3 August 2017
Bakewell Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK with almost 200 years of history. It retains a strong agricultural identity and has evolved to include a variety of attractions, traders and competitions, making the Show a fun day out for the whole family.
The Show will once again be a diverse event full of entertainment, animals, food, drink and attractions. There will be an array of exhibitors displaying horses, livestock, rabbits, dogs, pigeons, poultry and more throughout the three days, giving visitors a chance to interact with furry and feathered friends.
There will also be artisan food producers and craftspeople selling their wares and performing live demonstrations and well as horticulture displays and captivating headline attractions in centre ring.
Bakewell Show is a great family day out with loads for the kids to do. They can enjoy a range of activities in the popular Children’s Area, as well as theatre and animal shows and ring attractions.
For full details on how to book visit the Bakewell Show website.
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