Hopton Hall, Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4DF

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We're inviting all 2D & 3D artists, both professional and amateur, to come and create artwork within the Hopton Hall grounds.

Be inspired by our rose gardens and any other vantage point along the 2km visitor trail. The winning artwork will be bought for £1,000 and be permanently displayed at one of our venues.​

Thursday - Sunday every week in July from 10.30 - 4.00 pm.

Please note: Due to the natural terrain of the gardens and many of the paths being wood chip and stone, non-motorised wheelchairs users may experience difficulty.

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Visit the rose garden and cafe at Hopton Hall everyThursday - Sunday during July.​Admire the flowers, watch the artists and enjoy a bite to eat.

Artist registration

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Artist FAQs

Do I need to be a professional artist?
Not at all. We're inviting both amateur and professional artists to join the Month of Art!
Do I have to come on a specific day?
No, you can come whenever you want to during our opening hours and days. This is Thursday - Sunday from 10.30 - 4.00 pm every week in July.  

You can take your artwork away with you to finish elsewhere, or you can return to the gardens to carry on or complete it.
Do I have to pay?
No, the gardens are free to all artists. However, all artists must fill out a registration form.
Tell me more about the competition.
To enter, simply drop your artwork to Hopton Hall at any point during the month of July.

All entries will be put on display on the last weekend of the month (27th and 28th July). There will be an open vote for the winning artwork.

You do not have to enter the competition. You can come along to enjoy the gardens and create your artwork for your own enjoyment.
Do I bring my own equipment?
Yes, please. This is a plein-air event.

Experience Hopton Hall

Explore the captivating grounds of Hopton Hall, a symphony of nature’s beauty meticulously crafted to enchant and inspire. Meander through our formal landscapes, adorned with vibrant blooms and meticulously manicured hedges. Breathe in the fragrant scents as you wander along the enchanting nature trails, losing yourself in the serenity of the surroundings.

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Your stay

Discover a world of relaxation and adventure at Hopton Hall. Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Derbyshire, near the Peak District, our holiday cottages provide the perfect retreat. Begin your journey by indulging in the comforts of your cottage, take a refreshing dip in our inviting swimming pool, available daily from 9.30am to 6.00pm. Younger guests can revel in the excitement of our children’s play area. And when it’s time to dine alfresco, our spacious picnic and BBQ area, conveniently located by the play area, offers ample seating for all cottage guests. Explore the grounds at your leisure, meander through our gardens, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Hopton Hall’s surroundings. With secure bike storage, bike wash facilities, and drying spaces, we cater to outdoor enthusiasts, ensuring you have everything you need to embark on exciting cycling adventures. Unwind, play, and embrace the natural beauty that surrounds you at Hopton Hall before venturing out to explore the wonders of Derbyshire and the Peak District.

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Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Derbyshire and the Peak District. Let Hopton Hall be your guide to the best local dining, hidden gems, and thrilling activities. Whether you seek gourmet feasts, cultural immersion, or adrenaline-pumping adventures, our curated recommendations ensure unforgettable experiences. From scenic hikes to off-the-beaten-path attractions, let us enhance your journey in this remarkable region. Uncover the splendours of Derbyshire and the Peak District with Hopton Hall as your trusted base.

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