Explore the garden
There is plenty to discover at every turn
01 Daily activities
Not sure what you can do when you're here? See the daily activities in the garden.
02 Little explorers
Let the kids discover hidden delights on our little explorers' trail.
03 Walks and trails
Feel free to explore the garden at your leisure or take part in one of our guided tours.
The garden is accessible for our visitors who use manual wheelchairs and electric scooters.
05 History of the garden
The garden evolved over more than 450 years. Discover its history and the people who shaped it.
About the garden
The 105 acre garden is the product of nearly 500 years of careful cultivation. Although some points of interest have been replaced to make way for new fashions, the garden retains many early features, including the Canal Pond, Cascade and 1st Duke's Greenhouse.
Improving the fabric of the garden is fundamental to maintaining its heritage. In 2018 we celebrate the continued reinvigoration of the grounds with the completion of planting at the Trout Stream, widespread hedge renovation, ongoing path upgrading, as well as redeveloping the Rock Garden south of Strid Pond.
The water features play during the open season from 11am until 5pm. Please be aware that the water features are gravity fed and reliant on the water levels in the lakes above Chatsworth. The active times may change due to rainfall.
Explore the depths of the garden
Christmas willow: angels, stars and wreaths
Weave your own willow angels, stars and wreaths to decorate your home or garden this Christmas, led by the basket maker Maggie Cooper.Read More
Traditional Christmas decorations
If you love all things natural at Christmas, then this workshop is for you.Read More