Blackfordby, Swadlincote DE11 8AG
½ acre garden set around Blackfordby’s “hidden” listed thatched cottage, which itself is more than 300 years old. In total there are 3.4 acres of paddocks, front and rear gardens to explore with extensive displays of Hellebores, Snakes Heads and mature Magnolias in Spring.
Features and Attractions
The lower paddock has been planted with 450 native trees as part of the National Forest Freewoods scheme, with a drainage pond created at its base. The central swathe is being developed with wildflowers. At the top of the rear garden there is a chicken run, old and new orchards and a peach house.
Bryan is the editor of Ticknall Life community magazine. (For over 20 years.)