This is one of Belper’s hidden gems, a garden that expands before your eyes, filled with scent and colour. Tucked away behind a terraced cottage, on the site of a derelict cactus nursery, this garden has been transformed. I’ve had the honour of a sneak peek to share with you here, and you can visit it as part of the Belper Open Gardens event on Saturday 30th June or Sunday 1st July.
Starting from the house, the garden follows the same boundary, with an apple tree, a cherry tree and a space to sit and enjoy the delicious tea and cakes that will be on offer.
Follow your nose past the lavender, through the arch of jasmine and rose (Meghan Markle got her inspiration here, I’m sure!) to the site of the old greenhouses.
They are long gone now and the terraces have been planted with a beautiful, bountiful array of colourful scented specimens that are at their best this month.
Find the sunken garden and enjoy the view towards Crich Stand, whilst finishing off your cup of tea. All proceeds from the sale of refreshments (and plants) goes to Derby Breast Cancer Support Group.
For more information on the garden and to contact the owner/designer, please visit