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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.

Location information:

Address: Derby Arboretum, Grove Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 8FN

Locality: Derby, Derbyshire

Local Authorities:

Derby

Historical County: Derbyshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 128 Grid Ref: SK 355 351
Latitude: 52.9122 Longitude: -1.47355

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

A public park, the Derby Arboretum is open daily from 8am to 6pm.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 7.5

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