Important information

Please be aware that there are tractors and other vehicle movements within the garden at all times. Please take care.

Update on the Cascade

Many stones in the Cascade have become loose and uneven, with sharp edges, and the surface can also be very slippery. We therefore ask you not to walk on the Cascade. Until restoration is undertaken, we are unable to run water down the steps, and apologise for any disappointment. 

Due to the much-needed repair and restoration of the Grade I listed Cascade, Chatsworth House Trust charity, has been awarded £422,000 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to kick-start a large-scale restoration project, of this much-loved water feature, built over 325 years ago. The total cost of the project is estimated at over £7 million and fundraising is underway to complete the project. 

Find out more and donate online here.

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About the garden

The 105 acre garden is the product of nearly 500 years of careful cultivation. Over this time, although some points of interest were replaced to make way for new fashions, the garden retains many early features, including the Canal Pond, Cascade and 1st Duke's Greenhouse.

The Arcadia project is part of the biggest transformation of the garden for 200 years – it also includes a remodelled Rock Garden, the Maze borders, the Ravine, and Dan Pearson’s redevelopment of the Trout Stream and the Jack Pond.

The water features play from 10.30am until 4.15pm. Please be aware that they are gravity-fed and reliant on the water levels in the lakes above Chatsworth. The active times may change due to rainfall.

Water will not be flowing down the steps of the Cascade as it is awaiting urgent restoration. Please do not walk in the Cascade. Please keep children supervised, especially at the Cascade and near lakes and ponds.


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Events at Chatsworth

Garden Buggy Tour

Enjoy a 45-minute tour of the garden by buggy and with a knowledgeable guide. 

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Picturing Childhood

Discover rarely-seen artwork from the collections and new interactive works in this multi-sensory exhibition celebrating childhood. 

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