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Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum was Britain’s first planned public park, and has a fine collection of historic trees, playground and café.

Commissioned by industrialist Joseph Strutt, the Grade II listed picturesque park inspired the design of Central Park in New York in 1859. The Arboretum is a little hidden away yet is only a ten minute walk from Derby Station.

Address

Derby Arboretum
Arboretum Street,
Derby
DE23 8FN

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