Though not famed for its gardens the area holds some hidden gems not to be missed .both in the tamed formal gardens of the big houses and in the open areas of the Peak National Park with its wondrous array of wild flowers and plants. Famous named garden designers rub shoulders with everyday plant lovers to create idyllic masterpieces on every scale. Banks of wild orchids to natural water features, serpentine hedges to cascades and fountains, let me open the door to our gardeners delight.