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Derby College Opens Broomfield Gardens to Public

Derby, United Kingdom, May 06, 2011 --( Derby College’s Broomfield Hall is opening its grounds to the public on Sunday May 15 as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Visitors can enjoy guided garden tours and nature walks, meet the College’s horticultural experts for gardening advice and visit Broomfield Hall’s small animal, reptile and rare breed farm animals facilities.

Broomfield Hall’s Food Hub café and farm shop stocked with local produce and the plant sales centre will also be open and there will be a number of displays including floristry.

Admission is £2.50 for adults (children are free) with all proceeds being donated to the National Gardens Scheme’s nominated charities.

Assistant Principal Jeremy Carter said: “This is a great opportunity for visitors to have a guided tour of the gardens which feature many rare specimens of plants and trees.

“There is also something for all the family with the small animal and livestock enclosures and the reptile and insect houses open to the public with some of our students on hand to talk more about the work they do as part of their courses.

“It is also an opportunity to see the horticultural students’ Gold medal winning garden that they created for Harrogate Show as well as the work of our award winning floristry students.

“And the Food Hub and plant sales centre will be open with staff available to give advice on gardening and growing produce.”

For more information, Tel: 0300 123 7890;


Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer, Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665;
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01332 387426

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