“One of my great pleasures is talking to our visitors and sharing their enjoyment and enthusiasm for our topiary and flower borders – particularly with those who don’t have a garden of their own.”
“Elvaston is a cherished jewel of Derbyshire’s historic and cultural heritage.The restoration of its listed buildings, including the Castle, and providing access to areas previously closed to visitors, is a cause for celebration.”
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Elvaston and we can’t wait to get started.We have had
so many ideas from so many people – our local communities, people across Derbyshire and from organisations such as The National Trust.”
“So many people love to visit us. I think it’s great news that the beautiful landscape and space they enjoy so much will be protected and preserved for the pleasure of countless future generations.”
“Elvaston is my go-to place to escape and unwind. I can combine my passion for video and the outdoors.These exciting plans are just what we need to give this stunning estate a new lease of life. It’ll be even more spectacular to visit.”
“I’m a new trustee but I’ve been visiting Elvaston for years from my home in Borrowash. I walk my dogs there and it’s where I most often meet family and friends because it’s so beautiful and such a source of pride for people in the area.”
“I live nearby and I’m absolutely passionate about Elvaston as a place for people from across Derbyshire and beyond to come together. I see restoring and reopening areas currently closed to the public as a key part of the whole project.”
“Elvaston Castle is a really special place to visit, so its gradual decline is very sad. I haven’t been for a while but I’m so glad it’s being restored and that this really beautiful place will get its magic back.”
The Elvaston Castle and Gardens Trust (ECGT) is an independent charity. The organisation will manage the estate through a long-term lease agreement with Derbyshire County Council. This means that Elvaston will always remain in public ownership.
With your support, we can secure the future of the Castle and ensure it remains open and accessible to everyone for generations to come.