Okeover Hall near Ashbourne is opening its gardens today.
Editors note - we've seen the signs by the roadside but can't find any info online. Osmaston wind band website says that they will be playing.
Okeover Hall is just across the border into Staffordshire, located near to Mapleton village, best reached by following the minor road past the Tissington Trail car park from the corner of North Avenue, or alternatively taking the route signposted for Blore off the A52 in Mayfield at the bottom of the hill. Postcode for sat nav: DE6 2DE
The event is signposted from the main roads.
The hall, stables and church face over the park. Formal gardens lie to the west. These were remodelled in 1950 by Brenda Colvin to the original 1740 design. Features include lead statues and vases on the terrace, as well as a tennis court in the formal garden. A rill runs from the hall to the mill pond then to the River Dove, forming small lakes in the woods beyond the formal gardens. Trees are distributed throughout the park land in copses, including thick boundary planting and individual specimens. Many are ancient oaks with sympathetic newer planting.