Derby Arboretum

Derby Parks COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

This is a difficult time for us all, but the welfare of our visitors and staff must always come first. Parks and Open Spaces are to remain open at this point in time because, as we all know, they are a valuable resource for people to gain exercise and benefits of being outside.

All play areas, outdoor gyms, youth shelters, wheeled sports areas, multi use games areas, tennis courts, cricket wickets and football courts on parks are closed.

Derby Arboretum was the first public park in Britain and was a trend-setter in that Central Park in New York was based upon its design!  Located just south of the city centre, it's Grade II listed picturesque park with a fine collection of trees.

Enjoy a coffee at Arboretum Park Café, which serves affordable hot and cold food, refreshments, cakes, snacks, sweets and ice cream, and watch the children play on the playground catering for all age groups of children.


Traditional activities and games; music and dancing; refreshments; garden plants, nature and wildlife activities.

Derby Well Dressing 2020

22 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020

The well dressing trail will take place in Derby Arboretum to celebrate 180 years of the park this year.

Lark in the Park

13 Sep 2020

Friends of Derby Arboretum bring you Arboretum Summer Celebration 'Lark in the Park'

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Information relating to Coronavirus.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the latest government advice regarding social distancing, venues and attractions are currently closed and events cancelled or postponed. We will be constantly updating the website and will keep people informed of any changes via social media. We urge visitors to follow Public Health England Guidance regarding Coronavirus.