The Garden Guide

Derby Arboretum

The most important survinging design by the only British polymath ever to take up the profession of garden design: John Claudius Loudon. The design principle underlying is Gardenesque, though it does not look like most exampes of this style. The Arboretum was one of the first public parks in Britain - in the precise sense of a space designed to be owned by the public and used for outdoor recreation. The serpentine mounds planted with trees survive in good condition but it is no longer run as a place of education and instruction, as Loudon would have wished. One can however obtain a leaflet listing the main tree species.


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Arboretum Square, Osmaston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 1QX

All year, Daily, Open dawn to dusk

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