Bath Gardens, Bakewell

Derbyshire Dales District Council operates and maintains Bath Gardens.  This is the centrepiece of Bakewell, overlooking Rutland Square. The gardens awarded the prestigious Green Flag for the first time in 2021 received it again for the second year running in 2022.

The Gardens are immaculately maintained by the District Council's parks team. They 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.  Our beautiful parks and gardens contribute to the £256-million and 5,700 jobs tourism brings to the local economy.


East Midlands in Bloom (EMIB) is an annual competition organised by the EMIB Regional Committe. This 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 area.  It 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.  These cater for a range of sporting and recreational activities, along with formal children's play areas with splash pads.

Besides 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