Hardwick Hall

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Address and contact details
Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
Tel: 01246 850430
Fax: 01246 854200
Email: robin.allen@national trust.org.uk
Web site: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Latitude: 53° 10' 0" N
Longitude: 1° 18' 3" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The National Trust
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, National Trust
Robin Allan
Contact person: Robin Allan
Total Staff:34 (4 full-time, 30 part-time)
Accessions:As for The National Trust
Collections:As for The National Trust
Physical environment
Altitude:200 m
Soil type:Loam, alkaline
Aspect:Mostly flat
Total area:3.3 ha
Plant collection
Record Keeping:Kept since 1979
Record System:National Trust's Woody Plant Catalogue
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Library:50 items, herbaceous perennials. No public access
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for specific sector of the public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Potential for primary, for secondary, higher, public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, brochures
Friends Organisation:Yes (volunteer groups)
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:85,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 12 noon to 5.30pm April-November
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden exists within the original framework of walls, built in 1597 to complement the architecturally and historically important Elizabethan Hall, with plantings sympathetic to the site and soil.
Location map

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