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Yorkshire in full bloom Yorkshire is famous for its breathtaking natural landscapes but we also are spoiled with many magnificent gardens which are an essential visit for all lovers of green spaces and the natural world. Our latest Gardens Guide will help you easily explore and enjoy some of the finest and most beautiful gardens you will find anywhere. Each year Welcome to Yorkshire takes a slice of this great county to RHS Chelsea to showcase Yorkshire to the world; our designers are never short of inspiration.

This year’s garden evokes the spirit of the Yorkshire Dales, famed for its iconic dry-stone walls, stunning wildflower meadows and lush pastures, and we hope people who see it will be inspired to visit the area to experience its beauty first-hand.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive Welcome to Yorkshire

Front cover image: The South Lawn at Castle Howard © Andy Bulmer / NYMNPA. Images above clockwise from top left: The gardens at Sledmere House. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Burton Agnes Hall. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden © National Trust Images.

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The Dales

A slice of Yorkshire

The 2018 Welcome to Yorkshire Garden has been designed by Mark Gregory. This is Mark’s 30th consecutive year at Chelsea, and he commemorates this landmark achievement by recreating a slice of Yorkshire, his beloved home county. With spectacular limestone valleys, picture postcard villages and historic castles the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to some iconic scenery.

The Yorkshire Dales can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil. Together, nature and people have created a special landscape of immense beauty and character. Up hill and down dale. The largest of Yorkshire’s national parks is the Yorkshire Dales with 840 square miles of outstanding scenery, protected wildlife and rich heritage. If you fancy a challenge on foot, why not give the Yorkshire 3 Peaks a try. Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside are among the best-known hills in the country.

Impressive views.

“This is a significant moment for me so what better way to celebrate than by designing a garden inspired by the place that shaped me as a person. I think most people who have met me know how proud I am of my roots, so creating this garden is an incredible honour – I just hope I have been able to do justice to the beauty of Yorkshire’s landscape. Chelsea is the greatest flower show on earth and has a very special place in my heart, so bringing the two together really is a match made in heaven.” 04

In Wensleydale you’ll find the impressive Aysgarth Falls. This spectacular stretch of water is best known for its triple flight of waterfalls. In nearby Malham you will find Malham Cove. This towering cliff of white limestone has amazed visitors for centuries and is the home to peregrine falcons in the summer.

Land of contrast. Discover stone-built villages sitting amongst the traditional farming landscape of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows. Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland.


The inspiration

Thrilling paradise

Perfect patchwork

Secrets of the past

The spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales is a thrill seeker’s paradise. Experience the excitement of being winched 105m underground at Gaping Gill – the largest natural cavern in Britain – or explore Craven’s network of underground caves. With 840 square miles of outstanding scenery, protected wildlife and rich heritage, the rolling Dales have an unrivalled sense of tranquility. Stroll beside its rivers, hike over its moorlands, cycle its bridleways and climb its limestone pavements.

Whether you’re exploring some of the areas many towns and villages, strolling along a riverside, meandering through a hay meadow, or taking on the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, there are walks here to suit everyone. Dust off your boots and walk a section of the Pennine Way, which runs through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and takes in the well-known beauty spot of Malham Cove or take a stroll up the historic Mastiles Lane, following in the footsteps of roman soldiers and monks.

Don’t let the uninterrupted views fool you. Yorkshire Dales National Park is a living, working landscape inhabited by charming market towns and picture postcard villages, each with their own unique character and charm. Steeped in heritage, discover historic castles, country houses and old mills. Steam trains beckon, traditional food and ales tempt and lively festivals invite each and every visitor to sample the different sights and sounds that make this area so unique.

Left top to bottom: Strid Woods near Bolton Abbey © YDNP. Pen Y Ghent from Winskill Stones near Settle. Malham Cove. Aysgarth Falls. Images above left to right: Gaping Gill. Walking at Janet’s Foss © National Trust Images. Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Our garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden is inspired by the Yorkshire Dales, an area world famous for artisan Yorkshire Wensleydale cheeses, quintessential buttercup meadows and rich flora. Set on the edge of a woodland, a tumbling beck runs past a stone bothy into soft pastures. The colour scheme has hints of purple, pink and white with a mixture of dense and varied planting. Dry limestone walls dissect the meadow land and separate the bothy, with its cultivated and romantic cottage garden from the natural landscape.

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1 The Bothy A traditional stone-walled building, with a York stone tiled roof. The bothy style outhouse represents a working building, a creamery producing artisan craft cheeses inspired by Yorkshire Wensleydale. The bothy is surrounded by lush, cultivated perennial favourites as found in many Yorkshire Dales villages and farms. Amongst the colourful perennials of the cottage garden are herbs and small collections of popular vegetables depicting the rich value of home grown food and the perfect climate found in the dales for growing and gardening.

2 Buttercup meadows Outside the protection of the inner garden walls and stream, is a snapshot of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the rich meadows that go towards the making of the world-famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. The meadow of lush grass, with buttercups and orchids, slopes down to the babbling stream, coming off the fells, the meadows are edged in umbellifers and wild native style planting.

3 Dry Stone Walling

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Dry stone walls are a dominant landscape feature of the Yorkshire Dales and together they are the largest manmade feature in the Yorkshire Dales. The walls have been built by Yorkshire Dry Stone Waller Richard Clegg and his team using walling lent to the garden by The Bolton Estate. The stone will be returned after the show and used to rebuild damaged walls around the Estate.

4 Tumbling beck

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Natural waterfalls, inspired by the iconic Aysgarth falls, dissect the edge of the dales style woodland with a tumbling beck flowing down through the garden. Larch, pine, birch, oak and rowan are under-planted with mosses and ferns to create mood and give the garden and landscape a real sense of place and soul. Hidden in the trees are sculptures of a Doe and Fawn by artist Emma Stothard, made from bronze wire. Fairwater Limited have built the fast-flowing tumbling beck which runs through the garden.

5 Bridge A York stone bridge connects the Dales landscape to the cottage garden across the flowing stream. A traditional gate has been crafted by Yorkshire fabricator, Richard Duffin.

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A taste of Yorkshire The unique flavour, taste and crumbly texture of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese are derived from a combination of three main factors; the milk, starter cultures and the handcrafted cheese-making process.

Distinctive taste The distinctive characteristics of the fresh local milk are due to the geology and diverse flora of the geographical area. Wensleydale is an area typically of upland farmland of generally thin soil over limestone. The climate is often especially cold and wet, which means that the flora is different to neighbouring areas with a similar geological structure, but more favourable climate. Farming is non-intensive and the fields retain a considerable biodiversity with ploughing and reseeding very rare. The soil quality of the area ranges from rich fertile loam along the valleys to fine loam and clay soils in the upland areas. This in turn provides a diverse range of plants which flourish in wild flower-rich hay meadows, pastures in the dale bottoms, and open heather moorlands. Many species are adapted to certain conditions and this leads to a wide diversity of plants. Dairy herds in the area are exposed to traditional systems of farming which rely on grazing spread between the valley and the upland grazing. Much of the area has been designated an Environmentally Sensitive Area, where the use of

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chemicals, artificial fertiliser and nitrogen is restricted. Wensleydale has a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, with several important grasslands, which are among some of the best examples of traditionally managed hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

cultures with optimum acidity levels to achieve the desired cheese flavour which is used to select different strains for subculturing.

These factors ensure that the fields still retain a considerable biodiversity; buttercups, celandines, soldiers buttons, daisies, wild orchids, coltsfoot plus a host of wild grasses and herbs flourish. This all adds up to the milk having a distinctive flavour due to the geology, flora and protected environmental status of the area, which in turn helps to give the cheese its unique characteristics.

Throughout all stages of cheesemaking, the cheesemaker carries out a number of acid development checks to monitor the acid development over time, to ensure that the desired texture and flavour is achieved.

Handcrafted cheese

Traditional skills

The blocking, turning, cutting and stirring together with salting are very important stages in the production of the cheese, which also relies upon the skill of the cheese-maker to ensure the texture and flavour of the cheese is correct.

The starter cultures are grown from a mesophilic aromatic culture, which is subcultured daily. After three days this starter is ready to use for cheese-making. Each starter develops different characteristics as it ages, and therefore each strain is unique. Each day a mixture of three starters is used in each vat. The subculturing of the starter cultures is a skilled selection process, which looks at the visual quality of the cultures, flavour and also identifies

The role and responsibility of a cheese grader is to test and grade the cheese by using their senses: sight, smell, touch, taste. A cheese grader can recognise individual cheese characteristics between different cheese varieties and can also recognise differing cheese characteristics within the same variety of cheese. For food lovers the world over, the Creamery needs to be visited at least once in a lifetime.

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Left to right: Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire. Garden Designer Mark Gregory. Kathryn Beardmore from Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. David Hartley, MD of The Wensleydale Creamery.


Key plants

Petasites Japonica

Filipendula ulmaria

Scrophularia nodosa

Lupinus ‘Masterpiece’

Giant butterbur

Spiraea ulmaria

Lupin ‘Masterpiece’

P. japonicus produces huge suborbicular leaves to 90cm across, reaching 150cm in height, in summer. Flowers are cream to white.

A vigorous rhizomatous perennial with pinnately divided leaves with creamywhite flowers in dense irregular terminal clusters.

Common figwort, Carpenter’s square

Larix decidua European larch, Common larch A deciduous conifer making a large conical tree with soft, light green needle-like leaves in whorls, yellow in autumn.

Trees Betula pendula Corylus avellana Crataegus monogyna Larix decidua Pinus sylvestris Sorbus acuparia Alnus glutinosa

Perennials (Woodland) Alliaria petiolata Angelica dahurica Angelica sylvestris Anthriscus sylvestris Bunium bulbocastanum Deschampsia flexuosa Digitalis purpurea Dryopteris filix-mas Fragaria vesca Galium odoratum Stachys palustris

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A herbaceous perennial with green, sometimes bronzy, leaves. Tiny, hooded, brown and green flowers grow in whorls.

An upright perennial with deeply-lobed, palmate leaves and tall spikes of scented, red-purple flowers, with a small orange fleck on the petals.

Aquilegia ‘Ruby Port’

Lychnis Coronaria

Ranunculus acris

Columbine ‘Ruby Port’

Rose campion, Bridget-in-her-bravery

Meadow buttercup, Tall / Giant buttercup.

An erect biennial or short-lived perennial with silvery-grey felted leaves and long-stalked, vivid rose-purple flowers.

One of the more common buttercups across featuring ascending, flowing stems bearing glossy yellow flowers.

A relatively short-lived perennial. Flowers are double and are a mid to dark red, with yellow stamens, and are carried on dark stems.

Geranium robertianum ‘Album’ Iris foetidissima Iris sibiricas Lamium purpureum Luzula sylvatica Oxalis acetosella Polypodium vulgare Symphytum upl. ‘Moorland Heather’ Torilis japonica Urtica dioica Asplenium scolopendrium Valeriana officinalis

Hedging Corylus avellana Crataegus monogyna Prunus spinosa Rosa canina Rubus fruiticosus Sambucus nigra Viburnum opulus

Perennials (Meadow)

Cottage Garden Perennials

Bellis perennis Caltha palustris Campanula rotundifolia Carex nigra Cirsium heterophyllum Festuca rubra Filipendula ulmaria Geranium pratense Geum rivale Geum rivale ‘Album’ Juncus effusus Luzula campestris Lychnic flos-cuculi Petasites japonica Primula veris Ranunculus acris Ranunculus bulbosus Rhinanthus minor Rumex acetosa Scrophularia nodosa Silene dioica Trifolium pratense

Alchemilla mollis Allium schoenoprasum Aquilegia ‘Ruby Port’ Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’ Artemisia absinthium Deschampsia ces. Garnet Schist Digitalis purpurea ‘Albiflora’ Erigeron karvinskianus Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae Euphorbia x martini Euphorbia wallichii Foeniculum vulgare ‘Giant Bronze’ Lupinus ‘Masterpiece’ Lychnis coronaria Origanum vulgare

Rosmarinus officinalis Rosa spp Salvia ‘Cradonna’ Stipa tenuissima Taxus baccata domes

Fillers Asplenium scolopendulum Asplenium trichomanes Blechnum penna-marina Cardamine pratensis Deschampsia flexuosa Festuca rubra Fragaria vesca Geranium robertianum ‘Album’ Juncus effusus Plantago lanceolata Plantago major Rumex acetosa Saxifraga punctata Viola riviniana

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Our contributers

It takes a huge effort and fantastic team to create the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden and we are incredibly grateful to all those that have played a part.

Landform

Richard Clegg

Caddick Construction

An award-winning company creating high quality gardens and landscapes. They offer a range of services in the fields of design, construction and planting. We are delighted to have worked with Landform again this year to build the Welcome to Yorkshire garden.

Richard has a wealth of experience using new and reclaimed stone to create dry stone walls, water features and much more with an artistic and craft focussed approach. Richard and his team have built the garden bothy and dry-stone walls in the garden.

Caddick Group plc offers a wide range of services which include Design, Construction, Civil Engineering, Property Development, Property Management, Leisure and Event Management. Caddick have kindly supplied a range of hard landscaping materials for the garden.

landformconsultants.co.uk

richardclegg.co.uk

caddickconstruction.co.uk

Arnold Laver

The Bolton Estate

Duffin Fabrication

Arnold Laver provides progressive and innovative materials for the construction, fit-out and housebuilder sectors. Their goal is to be the ‘first-choice’ supplier of timber and timber-based products in the UK. Arnold Laver have supplied a range of timber for the garden.

The Bolton Estate serves to conserve and enhance the natural and historic landscape of central Wensleydale, to promote education and increase public access to this spectacular part of the Yorkshire Dales. The Bolton Estate have kindly lent walling stone and boulders for the garden.

Richard Duffin runs his own welding and fabrication business in the small village of Gowdall, in East Yorkshire where his passion for the art can be seen in his work. Richard has kindly crafted the gate which leads across the bridge in the garden.

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boltonestate.co.uk

Bradshaws Direct

Outhwaites Ltd

Gaze Burvill

York based Bradshaw’s Direct is the UK’s number one home shopping supplier of water gardening goods and pond equipment. They have kindly supplied liner and pumps for the garden stream.

Outhwaites Ropemakers of Hawes – also the Yorkshire Dales home of Wensleydale cheese - produce specialist rope and braid products, including barrier ropes, bannister ropes and dog leads. Outhwaites have kindly supplied the rope around the garden.

The company was founded in 1992 with a vision to design and make beautiful and comfortable pieces of outdoor furniture with a great value placed on the sustainability of production. They have kindly loaned a table and chairs for the garden.

bradshawsdirect.co.uk

ropemakers.com

Facebook: DuffinFabrication

www.gazeburvill.com

Green-tech

Emma Stothard

Johnsons of Whixley

Green-tech is an award-winning landscaping supplier, offering a huge range of quality landscaping materials and wholesale garden supplies with innovative products that enhance, protect and improve plants and their environment. They have kindly helped us transport materials from Yorkshire to the garden at Chelsea.

Emma was inspired as a child by the countryside where she grew up, and would spend time drawing the North Sea, Spurn Point and the agricultural landscapes of East Yorkshire. She sculpts in willow and wire and she now exhibits nationally and internationally. Look out for the stunning doe and fawn sculptures peeping out of the trees.

Johnsons of Whixley is one of the longest established and largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity and garden retail sectors in the UK. They have kindly helped us transport materials from Yorkshire to the garden at Chelsea.

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Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (follow brown signs) Tel: 01302 722598 www.english-heritage.org.uk 14

Brodsworth Hall was built and its pleasure gardens laid out, in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the wealthy Thellusson family and their servants. It has survived with remarkably few changes until taken over by English Heritage in 1990. Spectacularly restored to their full Victorian splendour, the gardens are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature, filled with colourful seasonal plantings and displays. Visitors can stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto, the beautiful wild rose dell and take in romantic views of the formal gardens and pleasure grounds from the restored summerhouse. There are also period bedding plants to explore in the flower gardens – providing a wonderful step back in time to the Victorian enthusiasm for intricate pleasure gardens and exotic plants. After you have explored the gorgeous gardens the house has many rooms to wander through, where you can soak up the history of this wonderful site. Be sure to stop for tea in the cosy tearoom.

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Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 3JG Tel: 01609 883494 www.english-heritage.org.uk YORKSHIRE.COM

Tucked away at the foot of the Cleveland Hills in North Yorkshire, Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens is the perfect place to get away from the hustle of everyday life. Explore the Arts and Crafts manor house and then step outside to enjoy stunning gardens. There are 13 acres of glorious, newly rejuvenated Arts and Crafts gardens to explore at Mount Grace. There are unique room-like spaces of terrace gardens and a dell garden, with borders redesigned by award winning gardener Chris Beardshaw to discover. The gardens provide a year-round seasonal spectacle with bluebells in spring, the scent of eglantyne roses filling the air in summer, the bright red of the Japanese Acers in autumn, and snowdrops in winter. As you venture further into the meadows you will find an orchard planted with traditional Yorkshire varieties of apple trees. Follow the mown paths across the pasture to the lake, where you may spot stoats or any of a number a rare birds which make their home in the Priory grounds and gardens. Recent developments at the site have included the opening of a new tea-room serving delicious hot and cold meals everyday.

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Nostell You’ll find a rich variety of landscapes to explore in Nostell’s gardens. Heritage species of fruit and veg grow in the kitchen garden, surrounded by borders filled with seasonal scents and colours, from spring daffodils to a 100 metre stretch of white iceberg roses. Wind your way through the pleasure grounds to discover woodland and lakes bustling with wildlife including swans and kingfishers, and also the menagerie garden, once home to exotic animals.

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Yorkshire Lavender

Doncaster Rd, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE Tel: 01924 863892

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell

Yorkshire’s original family run lavender farm and gardens including a plant nursery, gift shop, tea room, lavender maze, play area, sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. See their new range of products in the shop made with lavender oil extracted from the lavender grown on their farm – Pure Yorkshire. Admission – see website for details. Open daily: 24 March to 23 September – 10am – 5pm Terrington, York YO60 6PB Tel: 01653 648008

www.yorkshirelavender.com DRIFFIELD

Sledmere House Open throughout the year the Gardens and Grounds at Sledmere are renowned for their seasonal interest and inspire planting. Continually evolving under the direction of Head Gardener, Andy Karavics, you can expect to find beds and boarders brimming with the choicest blooms in combinations of perfect pastel shades and vibrant colour contrasts. Within the unusual early 18th Century Walled Garden are a succession of stunning individual smaller gardens including a highly acclaimed vegetable pottager, the double exotic flower boarders and new for 2018 the ornamental fruit garden. Please take your time to explore the garden and grounds especially during May - August. There are regular free tours of the Gardens, see the website for full details. Sledmere, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 3XG Tel: 01377 236637

www.sledmerehouse.com

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HELMSLEY

Nunnington Hall, near Helmsley Nunnington Hall is a welcoming and friendly home, with its enchanting interiors and gardens, set in the heart of Ryedale. The manor house sits on the quiet banks of the River Rye and has period rooms to explore, and on the top floor, you’ll find a changing programme of touring exhibitions. The walled garden is managed organically and has something to see all year round. In the spring, the wildflower meadows surrounding the fruit orchards bloom with snakeshead fritillary, camassia and daffodils. In summer, the croquet lawn is perfect for relaxing and picnicking, while the herbaceous borders are awash with colour. In autumn, the orchards are bountiful with produce from the apple, pear and stone fruit trees, giving an array of local varieties such as the Yorkshire Beauty and Dog Snout.

York Gate is a one-acre garden tucked away behind the ancient church in Adel, on the northern outskirts of Leeds. Created by the Spencer family during the second half of the twentieth century, it is widely recognised as one of the most innovative small gardens of the period and in 2017 was voted by The Times gardening supplement as the 7th best garden to visit in the UK. The intimate Arts & Crafts style garden contains 14 distinct outdoor rooms, each with its own intricate design and character, and its well-stocked gift shop and tea room serving delicious home-made cakes make it a welcoming place to while away a few hours. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. York Gate garden was bequeathed to the charity Perennial in 1994, which supports those working in or retired from the horticulture industry, providing advice, support and financial assistance when times get tough. Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 8DW Tel: 0113 267 8240

www.yorkgate.org.uk

Nunnington, North Yorkshire, York YO62 5UY Tel: 01439 748283

Š Carole Drake

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington

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MIDDLEHAM

The Forbidden Corner A four-acre walled garden folly, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning views across Coverdale and the surrounding countryside. Rose beds filled with deep secret roses, surrounded by fragrant lavender, it also boasts one of the largest Herb gardens you will see, in the summer months you will see flower beds and planters bursting with colour. A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, this is a garden with a difference that will challenge and delight all age groups. Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, North Yorkshire DL8 4TJ Tel: 01969 640638

www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk MALTON

Scampston Walled Garden

RIPON

Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park Be inspired by our beautiful 30 acre woodland garden, featuring what is widely considered to be the largest collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias in the North, with lakeside walks and Arboretum. Other attractions include a traditional Kath Kuni Himalayan Shelter, a Pagoda, Summerhouse and five giant Californian redwood chairs. The gardens are home to over 60 contemporary sculptures with new additions for 2018, a Tearoom, Information Centre, Plant Nursery and Children’s Playground. Dogs on leads are welcome. Go to the website to plan your visit.

An award-winning contemporary walled garden designed by Piet Oudolf. Within a number of contrasting garden rooms; you’ll find a glorious perennial meadow, bold topiary, and stunning grasses; making this garden a true plantsman’s paradise. Visitors can also explore the parkland at Scampston, designed by landscape architect ‘Capability’ Brown. The Regency Hall is open for guided tours in summer months. Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG Tel: 01944 759111

www.scampston.co.uk

The Hutts, Hutt Lane, Grewelthorpe, Ripon HG4 3DA Tel: 01765 658009

www.himalayangarden.com

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HARROGATE

RHS Garden Harlow Carr Open all year, this family-friendly garden will inspire and delight all ages with its innovative design, creative planting and practical ideas to take home. Enjoy dramatic herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows, a large kitchen garden, an alpine house, woodland and streamside walks all with dramatic seasonal planting displays. Children will enjoy the natural play features in the garden including the Tree House, bird hide, chicken run and holidays packed with family activities. The garden is an inspirational backdrop for craft exhibitions, seasonal horticultural shows, summer outdoor theatre, music, cinema and winter illuminations. With Bettys Café Tea Rooms located at the garden and a large RHS Plant Centre and Shop there is plenty to keep the whole family occupied. RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG4 1QB Tel: 01423 565418

www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

BRIDLINGTON

Sewerby Hall and Gardens Sewerby Hall and Gardens makes for a great day out. With over 50 acres of stunning gardens to explore, a zoo, adventure playground and a host of events throughout the year, it is definitely worth a visit. After an extensive restoration, the house now offers an insight into how it would have looked in the 1900s using furniture from the Victoria and Albert Museum and other important collections. Interactive areas of the house include a servant’s life, a working kitchen and the extended Amy Johnson exhibition. Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA Tel: 01262 673769

www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

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RIPON

Swinton Park Designed in the 18th Century, Swinton’s 200 acres of parkland is the perfect place to wander. With lakes, a working kitchen garden and deer grazing nearby, the changing colours of the woodland and gardens around the lakes are inspiring. Visit in 2018 and enjoy the wonderful gardens and parkland completely free! Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4JH Tel: 01765 680 900

www.swintonestate.com YORK

Yorkshire Arboretum A beautiful landscape of 120 acres of parkland, lakes and ponds is the backdrop for a collection of more than 6,000 trees from around the world. Opening times 10am - 5pm every day from March 1st to 30th November with last entry at 4pm, 4:30 at weekends from May to October. Registered charity: 1044931 Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7BY Tel: 01653 648598

www.yorkshirearboretum.org YORK

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nurseries A wild flower walk leads to a pond planted for a natural effect and the more formal long herbaceous borders lead back to the house. There is an exciting modern rill garden and many of the plants in the garden are available to buy. Shortlisted for Small Attraction of the Year at the 2017 White Rose Awards. Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, North Yorkshire YO19 6HP Tel: 01904 728 506

www.stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk HARROGATE

Harrogate Flower Shows Harrogate Flower Shows are the UK’s most prestigious independent gardening events and the perfect day out for all garden lovers. They feature beautiful show gardens and stunning plant nursery displays, plus expert demonstrations, a cookery theatre, great garden shopping, crafts, gifts and specialist foods. Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ

www.flowershow.org.uk


RIPON

Newby Hall Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales just outside the historic City of Ripon, Newby Hall has 25 acres of award winning gardens, full of rare and beautiful plants. Newby’s famous double herbaceous border, one of the longest in Europe, leading from the house to the River Ure has been completely replanted in recent years with a stunning new colour scheme. Leading off from this beautiful border are formal compartmented gardens, such as Sylvia’s Garden, a specialist Rose Garden, Water Garden and Autumn Garden. The National Collection of CORNUS (dogwoods) is also held at Newby. There are 15 acres of tranquil woodland and historic orchard to be explored. Newby Hall is now home to one of the finest collections of Dollshouses with over 70 exhibits and Gyles Brandreth’s Teddy Bear Collection! A quality shop, licensed restaurant, plant centre and picnic area complete one of Yorkshire’s finest attractions. Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE Tel: 01423 322583

www.newbyhall.com

YORK

Castle Howard Castle Howard commands breathtaking views across a sweeping parkland studded with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. The grounds and gardens can be enjoyed in all weathers, in any number of ways – from a tranquil lakeside stroll, to a walk through enchanting woodland, or quiet relaxation in the 18th century walled garden. Admire stunning seasonal colour; from daffodils and rhododendrons in the spring, roses in summer, to bountiful vegetables in the potager and a spectacular autumn display. Visitors can discover more by joining a free guided tour. Leave enough time to visit the Garden Centre for quality plants and gifts. York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA Tel: 01653 648333

www.castlehoward.co.uk

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NEAR YORK

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens Set alongside the Italian inspired hall, Beningbrough’s beautifully maintained gardens are home to luxurious borders, pristine lawns and a working walled garden, which provides for the restaurant. Renowned garden designer, Andy Sturgeon has created a long term vision for the garden and exciting changes are gradually being introduced. This year, it’s all about the new Pergola, which will be complete with blooming shrubs, planting and stunning wisteria in its infancy. As spring turns to summer, the borders wake up with tulips, camassia and alliums. Trained roses flower across the many beautiful walls and the double border conjures up the ideal cottage garden. Take a seat among the flowers and enjoy the heady scent of philadelphus or relax on the lawns with views over the surrounding parkland. Colour and shapes continue with dahlias until the first frosts, and Yorkshire champion trees ensure there’s plenty to discover on a winter visit. Beningbrough, York YO30 1DD Tel: 01904 472027

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough

NEAR RIPON

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden Hidden in the Skell valley lies a World Heritage Site waiting to be explored - the ancient ruins of Fountains Abbey and the spectacular Studley Royal water garden. Cistercian monks chose this place to establish Fountains Abbey in 1132, and the walls echo with centuries-old stories. Follow the riverside path to Studley Royal water garden, a playful pleasure garden which turns 300 this year. Marking the 300th anniversary in style, the folly! art programme is back in the water garden. Four outdoor installations designed by internationally renowned architects and artists are on display until 4 November, re-imagining the garden’s lost follies with interactive, family-friendly artworks. Beyond the garden find the deer park with herds of wild deer, ancient trees and plenty of walking. Visit the gothic St Mary’s Church and take in the views down to Ripon cathedral. Fountains, Ripon HG4 3DY Tel: 01765 608888

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ fountainsabbey

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TEES VALLEY

Wynyard Hall The Gardens at Wynyard Hall are a fabulous day out, there are over 3,000 dazzling David Austin roses and an interesting selection of trees and shrubs highlighted with graceful water features and meandering paths. They have been designed by RHS award winning landscape architect Alistair Baldwin. The Gardens, Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley TS22 5NF Tel: 01740 665415

www.wynyardhall.co.uk/gardens DONCASTER

Walkers Nurseries A family run garden centre, with over 12 acres of beautiful show gardens to stroll around. A new feature is a Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Gold Medal winning garden which has been rebuilt in the grounds. The gardens are stunning whatever time of year visited, covered in snow or full of bright colour with the Rhododendrons in Spring. Mosham Road, Blaxton, Doncaster DN9 3BA Tel: 01302 770325

www.walkersnurseries.tv HELMSLEY

Helmsley Walled Garden Five tranquil acres of traditional walled garden full of flowers, fruit and vegetables for you to explore. Sit and dream in the orchard, or count all the different varieties in the Clematis Garden. Find out about the plants used in traditional herbal remedies or just take in the sights, scents and colours of this beautiful garden. Open every day from March 26th until October 31st. Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH Tel: 01439 771427

www.helmsleywalledgarden.co.uk DRIFFIELD

Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens The award-winning walled gardens contain many thousands of plant species, herbaceous borders, potager, jungle garden, campanula collection and a maze. A giant, colour-themed knot garden encloses giant games – chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders and hop scotch - great fun for children and adults alike! Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 4NB Tel: 01262 490324

www.burtonagnes.com


Cusworth Hall & Park From lazy summer picnics to brisk winter strolls, Cusworth Park is the ideal location to observe the changing seasons and a wealth of wildlife. The historic parkland and gardens serve as the grounds of Georgian country house, Cusworth Hall. The Green Flag site is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna and features walled gardens, woodlands, grasslands and lakes. Visitors can admire spectacular views of Doncaster from the summit of the hill, stroll through the shrubbery walk, and enjoy the children’s play areas in the Park. The lakes are a rich habitat for many species including swans, watervoles, kingfishers and green flowered heleborine orchids. The Park has various nature walks to enjoy and is part of a walking trail which starts at Cusworth Hall and follows the Trans Pennine Trail and local footpaths around the parishes of Sprotbrough and Cusworth.

Cusworth Lane, Doncaster DN5 7TU Tel: 01302 782342 www.heritagedoncaster.org.uk

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Cusworth Hall is home to a free museum charting the history of Doncaster life from the Georgian period to the present day. A tearoom is also located in the grounds of the Hall with a microbrewery planned to open this summer. Visitors can enjoy Cusworth Park every day of the year. Admission is free. Parking charges apply.

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Garden events

Need some fresh ideas for your garden this year? Here’s a taster of some of Yorkshire’s garden events, each offering a unique and memorable experience for visitors. For a full list of events go to yorkshire.com/events

1 Newby Hall Year of the Border and Chippendale 300 throughout 2018 Newby Hall Gardens will be marking the ‘Year of the Border’ during 2018 as its flagship double herbaceous border – one of the longest in the country – reaches peak flower power. The 172-metre-long border, packed with around 6,500 plants, is set to stun visitors as it begins to hit full maturity. Newby also has one of the largest and most complete collections of Thomas Chippendale furniture in the country and will be celebrating the tercentenary of his birth with a larger than life replica of a Chippendale chair in the gardens for visitors to enjoy.

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2 The Flowers of the Dales Festival Yorkshire Dales, March - October Co-ordinated by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, the festival brings together 110 events with a wildflower and nature theme, taking place right across the Yorkshire Dales. Events are run by passionate individuals and include practical conservation and species identification days, guided walks, informative talks and familyfriendly nature activities, as well as an exciting range of arts and crafts. You can download the free programme at www.ydmt.org/festival-2018

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3 Harlow Carr Flower Show RHS Garden Harlow Carr 22 - 24 June Browse, buy, and pick up advice from more than 45 specialist nurseries and garden trade stands at Harlow Carr’s third annual flower show. Visitors can enjoy a full programme of talks and demonstrations then escape the crowds with a relaxing stroll in the stunning surroundings of the 58-acre garden.

4 Harrogate Flower Show

Great Yorkshire Showground, September and April Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground, featuring beautiful show gardens and stunning plant nursery displays, plus expert demonstrations, a cookery theatre, great garden shopping, crafts, gifts and specialist foods.

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The 2017 autumn show takes place from 14 - 16 September, with its famous giant vegetable competition and over 5,000 spectacular autumn blooms. The next spring show, which also hosts Britain’s biggest exhibition of floral art, is 25 - 28 April 2019.

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Profile for Welcome to Yorkshire

Gardens Guide 2018  

A guide to Yorkshire's magnificent gardens and information on our Gold winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden too.

Gardens Guide 2018  

A guide to Yorkshire's magnificent gardens and information on our Gold winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden too.