Cromford open gardens


7th July 2024

Cromford Open Gardens

Beyond the historic stone frontages of Arkwright’s mill village are the hidden garden plots which every cottage was allotted.


7th July 2024 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beyond the historic stone frontages of Arkwright’s mill village are the hidden garden plots which every cottage was allotted, with grassy hillsides rising to more modern gardens enjoying stunning views across the valleys of Cromford and the River Derwent, circled by woodland, rocky outcrops and the 1000 ft moors of the Peak District.

This year, more gardens in “Over” Cromford are added to those in the “Nether” village and a free minibus is provided for those who would rather not walk up the steeper lanes.

There will be artwork on show and a poet in residence for the day. Before or after the garden ramble you can visit Cromford’s several outstanding independent shops or patronise a pub or restaurant.

Wander as you wish, or follow our suggested route involving two stiles - stout footwear is recommended.

Sumptuous home-made refreshments will be served in several 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 at this event.

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