‘Out & About’

September 2022 issue of RHS The Garden magazine

Melbourne Hall Gardens and the Tree Trail gets a wonderful mention in the latest issue of the RHS members magazine.

Our interactive Tree Trail gives easy QR code information for all visitors using smart phones about many of the wonderful and unusual trees spread throughout the gardens.

Click this link for further information and to download our Tree Trail map for your visit.

We’re number 2!

Gorgeous gardens to visit in 2022

The Garden magazine – RHS

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful oasis in the city, unusual plants, or a place for a stroll and a cup of tea, the UK has hundreds of inspiring gardens to visit. Here are some of the best, including some lesser-known gems.

Reproduced with permission from The Garden © RHS 2022
They will be published in the May issue.

Gardens to visit - Melbourne Hall

Gardens to Visit

Melbourne is one of my favourite gar-dens. Historical importance is matched by its visual delights. Made around 1700, the garden is arguably the best surviving example of the formal French style, subtly adapted for England with hedged walks through woodland…

‘It’s a little piece of heaven in the middle of the country’

One of the world’s foremost garden photographers and author of The Garden Source, Andrea Jones loves to return to her special place at Melbourne Hall & Gardens near Derby.

‘It’s a tapestry, a moving one that changes all the time’

Artist Marie-Claire Kerr is on a painterly mission to revitalise the gardens and arboretum at Derbyshire’s Melbourne Hall.

Winter artistry

Dating back to the 18th-century, the gardens of Melbourne Hall are particularly majestic when covered in snow.

Natural order

At Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire, the autumn is a time of gentle transition, as trees and shrubs take on new colour in a landscape that has changed little since its creation in 1704.

Artistic vision

The magnificent gardens at Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire, which date back to the early eighteenth century, are now owned by Ralph Kerr and his artistic wife Marie-Claire, who has brought a painter’s eye to their restoration.