Bath Gardens, Bakewell

Derbyshire Dales District Council operates and maintains Bath Gardens - the centrepiece of Bakewell, overlooking Rutland Square.

The Gardens - maintained immaculately by the District Council's parks team - have won the East Midlands in Bloom Green Space Award for Horticultural Excellence within Parks and the Judges' Award for Quality and Display.

Derbyshire Dales District Council knows from listening to local people that keeping the Dales clean and green is a priority. 99% of Dales streets are rated as clean and we know our beautiful parks and gardens contribute to the £256-million and 5,700 jobs tourism brings to the local economy.

Pictured are some members of the District Council team that maintains Bath Gardens (from left) Neil Mather, Robert Gregory, Ben Wieberg and Martin Spenceley

East Midlands in Bloom (EMIB) is an annual competition organised by the EMIB Regional Committee, and is the Regional Competition of Britain in Bloom.

The aim of the competition is to encourage the improvement of our surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.

Visiting Bakewell? 

The District Council's beautiful Bath GardensEnjoy the District Council's Bakewell Swimming Pool and Bath Gardens.  Bakewell also boasts one of the largest farmers' markets in the whole of the UK, generally taking place on the last Saturday of the month at the District Council's Agricultural Business Centre.

Also within Derbyshire Dales District Council's control are major parks at Hall Leys, Matlock, and Ashbourne Recreation Ground.  Each caters for a range of sporting and recreational activities, as well as providing formal children's play areas, with splash pads.

In addition to the many recreational open spaces, the District Council also manages the picturesque grounds at High Tor above Matlock Dale and Derwent Gardens and Lovers' Walks at Matlock Bath.

Location of the park

The main entrance to the garden is opposite the roundabout on the A619/A6 interchange.


The beautiful Bath Gardens in Bakewell town centre