The art of well dressing in the villages of Derbyshire, and some adjacent parts of Staffordshire, goes back into the mists of time. Wells and springs are decorated with flowers and petals in intricate designs as a thanksgiving for the continued gift of water. The well dressing calendar runs from May to September – for up to date information try the following link: www.welldressing.com .

Actual dates vary slightly each year but some of the better ones close to Swainsley Farm are usually around the following dates:

 

Tissington May 29th- June 6th.

Endon. May 24th – 26th

Middleton-by-Youlgreave May 24th – 31st

Monyash May 24th – 31st                                  Hartington well dressing Well dressing

Wirksworth May 24th – 28th

Ashford in the water June 14th -22nd

Flash June 14th – 21st

Tideswell June 23rd – 30th

Litton June 23rd – 30th

Bakewell June 28th – July 6th

Youlgreave June 21st – 29th

Rowsley June 28th – July 5th

Grindon July 6th – 13th

Buxton July 6th – 14th

Pilsley (Nr Bakewell) July 10th – 17th

Taddington August 16th – 23rd

Wormhill August 23rd – 31st

Eyam August 23rd – 30th

Longnor September 7nd – September 14th

Hartington September 13th – 20th