Derby Arboretum, Derby, Derbyshire, England
Record Id: 1073
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Derby Arboretum is a public park and arboretum. The park, which occupies about 7.5 hectares, consists of a collection of trees and two open spaces where visitors can enjoy the bandstand and recreational activities. Other features include a children's playground and a wildlife garden.
Brief history of site
Derby Arboretum was originally opened to the public in 1840, work having started the previous year. Between 1845 to 1879 a further 2.6 hectares was purchased adjacent to the arboretum. In 1882 Derby Town Council took over the running of the park and abolished entrance fees.
Address: Derby Arboretum, Grove Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8FN
Locality: Derby, Derbyshire
Historical County: Derbyshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||128||Grid Ref:||SK 355 351|
Opening contact details:
A public park, the Derby Arboretum is open daily from 8am to 6pm.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Plant type/environment: arboretum
Site first created: 1839 to 1840
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 7.5