Friendly gardening club near Matlock

Gardening club near Matlock

Darley Dale Horticultural Society is a friendly Gardening Club situated just two miles North of Matlock, Derbyshire. We offer a varied and interesting programme of talks covering a wide range of horticultural topics of general interest, as well as organised visits to gardens of distinction.

Interested in Gardening and Gardens?

If you have an interest in gardening and gardens and feel you are able to travel to this part of Derbyshire, why not come and join us on one of our evening talks, which are usually accompanied by a slide show.  (See Events for our forthcoming talks etc.)

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What we offer

  • Programme of talks with guest speakers
  • Outings to gardens
  • Plants sales
  • Seed swap


A small £15.00 annual membership fee gives members many benefits: free entry to talks, reduced cost of trips and a 10% discount at two local nurseries. Alternatively, non-members are always welcome to pay a £4 entrance fee on the door and are welcome to join us on our trips.

Member discounts

> Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery

> Forest Garden Centre

Meetings, events, outings

Events And Meetings


We offer a varied and interesting programme of talks by guest speakers covering a wide range of horticultural topics, with an opportunity to put your gardening questions to the expert. Speakers often bring plants for sale.

These are also great social events where we talk gardening and trade seeds or gardening magazines. There is also the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a plant or gardening voucher.

DDHS | Darley Dale Horticultural Society


We have a variety of outings to gardens of interest, near and far, with coach travel provided when necessary. Biennially we have a weekend trip, staying in a hotel and visiting various gardens.

Events coming soon

Darren Rudge – the Laughing Gardener: “Tea Bags, Bras & Tights Part 3”

Date: 25/09/2020

Time: 7.30

Location: Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale

Darren came to speak to us twice last year and we are looking forward to welcoming him back again for the third instalment of weird and wonderful tips to keep your garden looking good. Darren is an award winning garden designer with a passion for plants.

Autumn Day Trip – Ralph Court Gardens & Picton Garden

Date: 03/10/2020

Travelling by coach