Last updated on 20 July 12

The Burrows Gardens

  4.7/5 (13 ratings)
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Gardenvisit Editorial

The Burrows Gardens have been developed by Craig Dalton since 1985, with input from Julian Dowle. There is an Italian garden, bog garden and white garden.

Head Gardener's Comment

A fabulous 5 acre garden set in delightful Derbyshire countryside. Immaculate lawns set off a variety of 'rooms' in the garden including Roman, Italian, Cornish and of course English garden themes. There are many rare plants to be found. There is certainly something for everyone, and we welcome meeting visitors to chat about anything to do with gardening.


The garden has been open to the public since 2006. There are many very mature trees and shrubs that combine beautifully with some more recent plantings.

Plants of Note

Numerous! An all white garden; an entire bank of blue hyrangeas, the wollemi pine tree plus many more. Plants are also for sale.

Address - Burrows Farm House, Burrows Lane, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE6 3BU
Opening times - From early April to end September. Every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. Open 10:30am to 4:30pm. Also open some Mondays - check website for details. We are also open by appointment both for individuals and groups. Please telephone to confirm. This includes last minute enquiries. Lunches/suppers for groups may be pre-booked.
Admission - Adult £4.00, Child Free
Website - Visit the The Burrows Gardens website

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Reviews and Comments

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  • 11 months ago Paul and Charlie said

    Absolutely fantastic. We are coming back next week to show our friends. Thank you Burrows!

  • over 1 year ago Carol and Andrew Forbes said

    This is some garden. Deserves to be far better known. We were made so welcome as we visited today. The place is immaculately kept and has a real personality. We have come away feeling inspired and fulfilled. So much to see. Vistas everywhere. Think the RHS could learn a lot here!

  • over 1 year ago Anonymous said

    Lovely lovely lovely. Thank you Burrows Gardens for a wonderful way to spend my birthday. A magical place to visit and so much to see.

  • over 1 year ago Anonymous said

    With a friend I revisited this garden on a sunny day this week and found it just as interesting as on a previous visit 2 years ago, but earlier in the season.
    So much to see again, and very helpful advice from the owner and his wife.
    I loved the unusal coffee and deep red lilies, and the range of hydrangea.
    This garden should be added to the itinerary of anyone visiting Kedleston Hall who has an interest in gardens. It makes a relaxing contrast and has a wonderful range of colour.

  • over 1 year ago Corinne said

    I returned to this garden for the second time today. It is a beautiful, informal garden which demonstrates the owners' passion and hard work. The garden is very well kept, not a weed in sight and many plants are labelled so one is able to identify favourites for sourcing later. The owners are charming and helpful, always willing to chat and share gardening tips and advice. There is no pretentiousness about this garden, it is just a lovely space with delightful planting and colour schemes reflecting both traditional and contempory tastes. Highly recommended.


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