Colourful Bath Gardens form the centrepiece of of the town of Bakewell and are situated overlooking Rutland Square.
The gardens used to belong to Bath House, which was built on the site of a natural spring by Duke of Rutland in 1697. This was for years the home of the famous Derbyshire geologist, White Watson, who acted as a bath superintendent. Within the gardens is an ornamental fountain. Water for this is supplied from the Warm Well over which Bath House was originally built.
The immaculately maintained gardens, which make for a pleasant stroll, won the East Midlands in Bloom 2010 Green Space Award for Horticultural Excellence within Parks and followed this up with the Judges' Award for Quality and Display in 2011. Bath Gardens are maintained by Derbyshire Dales District Council. The main entrance to the garden is opposite the roundabout on the A619/A6 interchange.