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Chatsworth Gardens

Type:Garden

Chatsworth
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
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Chatsworth Gardens

About

Famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, its Victorian rock garden and maze, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden.

The house and garden were first constructed by Sir William Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick in 1555. The Elizabethan garden was much smaller than the modern garden is now.

In 1811 the 6th Duke (known as the Bachelor Duke) inherited a garden which had been sadly neglected by his father. The restoration, on a very grand scale, was not immediate and 15 years were to pass before Joseph Paxton was appointed as head gardener. Paxton proved to be the most innovative garden designer of his era, and remains the greatest single influence on Chatsworth’s garden.

In the last 60 years, many of the historic features of the garden have been restored and numerous important new features have been added. These include the ravine and azalea dell, he rose garden, the serpentine hedges and, last year, the trout stream was redesigned.

Last year, the gardens hosted the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show which was a great success and has now become an annual event.

Guide Prices

For details on admission prices and parking, please check the Chatsworth website

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (25 May 2018 - 2 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 18:00
Season (3 Sept 2018 - 9 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:30
Season (10 Nov 2018 - 6 Jan 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30

* Last admittance one hour before closing

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 at Junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at next roundabout, take 1st exit (continuous lane, signposted Chatsworth). At traffic lights, select middle lane and to straight on, keep in left land and at roundabout (Matalan), take 2nd exit (A619, signposted Chatsworth). Continue for 8 miles through the village of Baslow. Pass Cavendish Hotel on left, at roundabout, take 1st exit signed Chatsworth. Follow road for approx 1½ miles to Chatsworth Estate. Cross cattle grid and take next left to the House.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 and follow route from North/South

From West From Bakewell, take A6 (signposted Matlock) to village of Rowsley. Take 1st left after Peacock Inn (signposted Chatsworth). Follow road to traffic light controlled bridge. Continue on same road through Chatsworth Estate and take next right to the House.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station in Chesterfield 10 miles away.

Bus number 170 from Chesterfield town centre to Baslow followed by 1¼ mile walk.

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Tuesday, 9th October 2018 - Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Historic Textile TourA guided tour of the most special textiles on display in the house with visits behind-the-scenes to our textile archives and conservation room.
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Tuesday, 21st August 2018 - Tuesday, 21st August 2018

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Tuesday, 21st August 2018 - Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Basket Making WorkshopUnder the instruction of basket maker Maggie Cooper, weave stems of willow to create a beautiful basket to take away with you.
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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Saturday, 20th October 2018

Willow Sculptures WorkshopWeave your own willow sculpture: create a bee, butterfly or dragonfly using colourful basket willows under the watchful eye of esteemed basket maker Maggie Cooper. At the end of the workshop, you can take your new creation home to enjoy. The workshop includes materials, entrance to the garden on...
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018 - Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Jewels from the Devonshire CollectionAn illustrated tour followed by a talk with key pieces from the collection.
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Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 - Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

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Saturday, 29th September 2018 - Saturday, 29th September 2018

Saturday, 13th October 2018 - Saturday, 13th October 2018

Joseph Paxton at Chatsworth Talk & TourAn illustrated talk about the 6th Dukes Head Gardener, Joseph Paxton, and his work at Chatsworth during the 19th Century followed by a guided walk around the garden.
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Wednesday, 10th October 2018 - Wednesday, 10th October 2018

Short Seasonal Park Walk - Capability Brown's LandscapeExplore Edensor, Calton Lees, New Piece Wood, and the transformation of the park by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 18th Century.
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Wednesday, 26th September 2018 - Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Short Seasonal Park Walk - Lakes LoopExplore the woodland above Chatsworth House and the lakes which provide water for the garden and many water features.
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018 - Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Long Seasonal Park Walk - Edensor and BeyondPass through the estate village of Edensor before exploring the medieval and later landscape of Calton pastures.
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Tuesday, 25th September 2018 - Tuesday, 25th September 2018

Long Seasonal Park Walk - The Warren and Beeley VillageClimb up through Stand Wood and The Warren before dropping down into the estate village of Beeley and returning to Chatsworth alongside the River Derwent.
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Wednesday, 17th October 2018 - Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Old Park Guided WalkLed by Dave Spencer, Domain Senior Supervisor, explore and learn more about the Old park a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an area of the park normally closed to visitors.
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Friday, 14th September 2018 - Friday, 9th November 2018

Chatsworth Outdoors: Grounds for SculptureCelebrate sculpture at Chatsworth with us this autumn in the garden.
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Saturday, 21st July 2018 - Thursday, 30th August 2018

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Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Sunday, 4th November 2018

Half-term Halloween HootEnjoy Halloween horrors at Chatsworth this half-term holiday. There's frighteningly good fun around every corner... Join us if you dare.
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Friday, 2nd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Chatsworth Bonfire and FireworksWrap up and enjoy live music, dancing and circus performers, face painting for little ones, as well as the traditional bonfire and a dazzling firework display.
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Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Christmas Textile TourA fascinating insight into the work that goes into preparing for the Christmas season.
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Sunday, 6th January 2019

Christmas at ChatsworthChristmas is everyone’s favourite time of year, especially at Chatsworth.
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Friday, 16th November 2018 - Tuesday, 4th December 2018

Chatsworth Christmas MarketSoak up the Christmas market atmosphere as you browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations – you’ll be sure to find perfect presents for all the family.
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