Derbyshire weekend, 11-13 August 2017

All Kew Guild members, spouses and friends are cordially invited to join us for a day or the weekend in beautiful Derbyshire. With visits to Broomfield Cottage, Hadden Hall, culminating in a guided tour of Chatsworth Garden.

Please note that there is a limited number of places available for these visits so booking is essential.

Once applications are received, those that have been successful will be advised directly by email with the final itinerary.

Closing date for applications 12th July 2017

Friday 11th : Broomfield College, Broomfield Hall, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN
Broomfield College guided tour by ex Kew Guild student Samantha Harvey. Please arrive for 2.00pm.  Meet at reception to pick up Visitors Pass (they require names for passes in plenty of time). Start tour at 3.00pm, for about 1.5 hours. There is no charge for this tour, but they would be pleased of a donation towards the garden on the day.

Willersley Castle, Cromford, Matlock, DE4 5JH
Evening dinner at Willersley Castle. See enclosed for menu choice. Cost of a three-course meal is £18.95. A deposit on booking of £3.00 per head, remainder to be paid on the night. Please arrive at 7.15pm to eat for 7.30pm.

A walk around the grounds before dinner would be very interesting, with Rod Peach filling in the history as we go around, therefore you will be required to be in the reception for 6.15pm.

Saturday 12th : Haddon Hall, Bakewell, DE45 1LA
Haddon Hall, guided tour of house and garden. Tour guide TBC.

Tours take around one and a half hours and starts at 9.45am prompt, as they have a wedding coming in to certain areas at 11.00am. The car park is situated on the left hand side of the A6 and the Hall on the right. It is advised we meet in the car park for 9.15am.   Car park fee is £3.00 on the day. The walk from the car park to the hall will take 15 to 25 minutes. Cost for Hall and Garden tour is £18.50, to be paid when booking.

The Coffee shop/restaurant is run as a separate entity from the hall. After the tour this is a good place to have lunch. They do not take bookings.

On to Anita and Jeremy Butt’s garden (address to be confirmed) for 2:30pm. Anita is a retired Broomfield college lecturer and she will take us for a walk around their garden, with tea and cake available at £3.50 per person, to be paid on the day.

I will make a map available to go around the back roads from Haddon Hall to Anita and Jeremy’s as at this time of the year is very busy and you could be sat in a traffic jam for three quarters of an hour and possibly much more.

Evening buffet dinner at Rod and Jean Peach’s:
Derwent Treescapes, Deep Carr Lane, The Cliff, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NQ
And walk around if you wish. Please arrive between 6 to 7pm. The cost for this will be £10.00 to be paid in advance. Please bring your own drinks.

Sunday 13th : Chatsworth House, arrival time – to be confirmed.
Chatsworth House, Bakewell, DE45 1PP.

Sunday morning visit to Chatsworth Garden for a guided walk, meet at (to be confirmed). Steve Porter the head gardener who was trained at Kew will be away this weekend, but Faya Tuffrey has very kindly offered to show us around. Lunch can be taken in the Carriage House Restaurant at your leisure and visit the house.

Chatsworth is very kindly showing us around the gardens at no expense to the members of the Kew Guild and their guests, however the House will be charged at the usual rates of £19.90pp, payable when on site. There is a charge for parking, amount to be confirmed.

Please download the Derbyshire weekend August 2017 Booking Form and return to Jean Peach.

The committee would like to thank Rod and Jean Peach for their continued support of Guild visits and we hope you can join us on what I am sure will be another successful event.

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