Heritage Open Days 2020

Hidden Nature Gallery

This year’s theme for Heritage Open Days (11th to 20th September 2020) has got us looking through our archives for photographs of nature. Many of these have proved to be urban oases in Derby. The beginning of 2020 has been difficult for everyone – many people found themselves stranded within their own homes but when the situation has allowed, the nature spaces around us have been a setting for relaxation and reconnecting. With this is mind we would like to share with you our images of nature in the hope that you will share with us your own images of the places that have brought you respite in these difficult times.

We are asking you to respond to our images with photographs of your own that we can display online to create a digital nature urban oasis for everyone. Each image will have a theme or location and we are asking you to reflect this in your photograph; and on this basis we have put together a set of guidelines which you can read and download. We hope to have all your images online by 11th September 2020 for the Heritage Open Days festival so send them as soon as possible! Please read these guidelines before submitting your images.

  1. Photograph of a Victorian garden: In response to this image we would like you to submit photographs of gardens. The gardens can be you own, from your family history, or an indoor garden, window box, or office plants you have created and nurtured.
  2. Alvaston Lake: In response to this image we would like you to submit photographs of Alvaston Park – you don’t have to include the lake.
  3. The River Derwent from Darley Park: In response to this image we would like you to submit photographs taken in Darley Park – you don’t have to include the river.
  4. Derby Arboretum: In response to this image we would like you to submit photographs of anywhere in Derby Arboretum.
  5. Markeaton Hall Gardens: In response to this image we would like you to submit photographs of anywhere in Markeaton Park.
  6. Open Category: You are invited to submit photos of your favourite urban nature oases such as your local public parks, wildlife reserves, or fields around housing estates. These don’t have to be in Derby.

See a map of the photography sites
Remember to follow the guidelines!

Images and Locations

Then and Now!
[Coming soon!] Our volunteer(s) have reproduced the images above to show you what they look like today!

YOUR IMAGES
Gardens

Alvaston Park

Darley Park

Derby Arboretum

Markeaton Park

Open Category