Meetings and Talks

2021 Talks and Events



We are delighted that our “live” evening talks will resume on Friday, 24th September at 7.30pm at the Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU. Free parking is available on site.

We look forward to meeting you again to our first 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:

Dianne Barre poster copy


 Forthcoming Talks 2021-2022

All talks commence at 7.30pm unless otherwise specified.

Friday 24th September – Dianne Barre ‘The Hidden Few: Women Garden Designers in Derbyshire 1620-1820’

Friday 24th 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 – Christmas Lunch & Social – details to be confirmed.


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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