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Derby Arboretum

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A HIDDEN GEM

My mother wanted to visit here as she used to live around the Arboretum when she was a girl. She... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Billy2shoes
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Not quite what I expected

I visited here today & although it was pleasant. Very disappointed re littering & overflowing waste... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Lisa R
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

My mother wanted to visit here as she used to live around the Arboretum when she was a girl. She was disappointed that there were no flowers but I thought it was a lovely little patch of green amongst the built up housing.

Thank Billy2shoes
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I visited here today & although it was pleasant. Very disappointed re littering & overflowing waste bins all around the whole park. Lovely pond too but unfortunately full of rubbish. It’s such a shame. The cafe was nice & the lady very friendly. Lots of...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Park isn't what it used to be like before. Many rawdy kids up to trouble. I'd never let my kids go alone due to dangers lurking there in the form of humans.

Thank mumzzi
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This park has history and a couple of very nice buildings as well as trees and flowers of course. It also has a playground and a football pitch. From my wanderings it became clear that this park gets used a lot by the local community...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The Arboretum is a place to go if you want to walk around in an extremely peaceful atmosphere. If you have any history of family who have died in the wars it is a place to gain information. The staff were very helpful.

Thank 392stellat
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This place is fantastic to visit in the Autumn. The colours are incredible. The park also has an interesting history and some very impressive Victorian buildings. It is worth going to look at the original entrance from the outside as it is one impressive gatehouse!

Thank mjwingfield
Reviewed 9 September 2017

After reading some reviews I thought this would be a nice place to visit, how disappointed I was. After driving through a rather unpleasant part of Derby it was very disappointing that it appears to be very run down and not at all what I...More

Thank Newmarskeman
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Didn't know anything about this place so just went. Got a train to Derby then looked at station map which told me the Arboretum was a 6 minute drive. Decided that may take a while to walk so got a taxi. The driver seemed surprised...More

2  Thank shirleyeSheffieldUK
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It's so nice to see that money has been spent on the Arboretum to tidy it up. It looks as it should, and when the Gate-House, and the Square outside the Park are tidied up, it will be a wonderful area and a tribute to...More

Thank ayupmidook
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The park is worth going to for it's history. It is a case of faded glory, you now have to watch out for motorbikes but there are some benches and some nice community activities happening which are run from the park

Thank Sam3314
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