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Forest for the Future

6th July 2022 - 27th August 2022 Free
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The Market Place has been transformed into a woodland wonderland bringing a new, vibrant space for alfresco dining and outdoor events

The space is free to access for residents and is available to cultural partners to host events.

It is just one of four Urban Forests in the UK this summer and the only one in the East Midlands.

125 trees and around 300 shrubs have been installed, covering most of the Market Place. Within the forest, a clearing has been created and picnic benches provided for city centre visitors to use for al-fresco dining. There is also space for a stage so that the clearing can be used as a performance area.  

The Urban Forest has been designed by industry-leading Scotscape

Alongside the Forest for the Future, events will be held across the city centre by Down To Earth Derby and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to help residents and visitors learn more about climate change, biodiversity and the natural environment.

Visitors to the Urban Forest are encouraged to use active and sustainable transport such as walking, cycling and public transport to reach the city centre.