Derbyshire historic gardens group sets up home in town

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The Derbyshire Historic Garden’s Trust has moved its meetings to Belper and wants people from the town to join it.

The group has moved from Quarndon and will now hold monthly meetings at the Strutt Centre, in Derby Road, on Fridays, starting at 7.30pm.

The group gets together once a month and is visited by a new speaker each time.

Trust secretary, Celia Weaver, of Shaw Lane, Milford, said the group was a great way for people who liked to hear about the history of gardens to come together.

She said: “We moved to Belper because it is on the high street and we are hoping to get more members to join.”

This Friday, March 23, will see a visit from Jane Irwing.

She will be giving an illustrated presentation entitled ‘Kedleston Park and Gardens, C18 Landscape.’

There are plenty of exciting events coming up for the group as it will be looking at and visiting medieval gardens next month.

Mrs Weaver continued: “There are not many medieval gardens left any more. It is very interesting for us to find out

“It is a great way to find out about the historical importance of these beautiful gardens.”

This summer will see the group go on monthly outings to see restored gardens.

Mrs Weaver urged new members and garden enthusiasts to join it.

To visit weekly is £3 and membership for the year is £10, she said.