Talks & Events

2021 Talks and Events


We are delighted to inform you that our “live” evening talks have resumed on Fridays, 7.30pm at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU. Free parking is available on site.

We look forward to meeting you again at our second talk of the autumn season. Guests are also welcome for a small entrance fee. It will be good to see you all again!

Our next talk:

Friday 22nd October, 7.30pm – Danny Wells – Joseph Paxton ‘The Busiest Man in England’ 

Paxton poster copy


 Forthcoming Talks 2021-2022

All talks commence at 7.30pm unless otherwise specified.

Friday 22nd October – Danny Wells – Joseph Paxton ‘The Busiest Man in England’ 

Friday 19th November at 7pm – AGM followed by talk: Mick McNaught, Derby City Council- ‘Recent Developments at Derby Arboretum and Consultation with the DHGT on Future Plans and Proposals’

Sunday 12th December at 12.30pm – Christmas Social Lunch at The Lion Hotel, Belper, DE56 1AX. Please pay a deposit of £10 per person to Caroline ( before 1st October 2021 to reserve your places.


Friday 28th January – Tracey Akehurst – ‘Passions, Potions & Poisons: Love & Death in the Garden’

Friday 25th February – Jane Mayfield of Mayfield Plants – ‘A Country Walk’. Plants available for sale on the night.

Friday 25th March – Dr Peter Robinson, Trustee & Chair of Elvaston Castle & Gardens Trust – ‘Current developments at Elvaston Castle’

Friday 29th April – To be confirmed









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