YORK GATE GARDEN
Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 8DW T: 0113 267 8240 W: www.yorkgate.org.uk An intimate and charming garden inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement, York Gate is one of the most innovative small gardens in the country. It contains 14 distinct outdoor rooms, each with its own intricate design and character. Created by the Spencer family, it is now owned by the charity Perennial, which looks after horticulturists in need.
SEWERBY HALL & GARDENS
Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire YO15 1EA T: 01262 673769 W: www.sewerbyhall.co.uk Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit in 2016. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone from the magnificent award winning gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the house. Take a trip back to the 1900s to see how Sewerby Hall would have looked. The house has been transformed using furniture from the Victoria and Albert Museum and other nationally
Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE T: 01423 322583 W: www.newbyhall.com
important collections. Exhibitions this year include a selection of original prints by Thomas Rowlandson from The English Dance of Deaths (March - June) and Smugglers! (June - September). Don’t miss the new short film about the life of Amy Johnson in her popular exhibition. The zoo is the place to keep the children amused. Housing a fascinating collection of animals and birds, highlights are the four Ring-Tailed Lemurs (fed at 2pm daily) and the must-see Humboldt Penguins (fed at 3pm daily).
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
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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.
Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire YO20 1DD T: 01904 472027 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough Nestled between York and Harrogate is this hidden gem of a country estate where 8 acres of formal gardens surround the grand hall. Wander through the Victorian walled garden and compare the growing fruit and vegetables. Stroll along luxurious mixed borders or take a seat amongst them for a minute or ten, who’s counting?
S TILLINGFLEET LODGE GARDENS AND NURSERIES
Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, North Yorkshire YO19 6HP
Seasonal highlights in this garden lovers’ garden include carpets of spring bulbs right through to giant pumpkins and barrels of apples at harvest time. Over 300 acres of parkland surround the gardens and are ripe for exploring with riverside walks, stunning views and hidden wildlife havens.
T: 01904 728 506 W: www.stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk A wild flower walk leads to a pond planted for 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 in the nurseries.
BURTON AGNES HALL AND GARDENS
Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 4NB T: 01262 490324 W: www.burtonagnes.com 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! Surrounding the house are lawns with topiary yew, classical ponds with fountains, intriguing pebble mosaics and a shady arboretum walk with woodland creatures to spot.
BEAUTIFUL GARDENS & AMAZING SPACES
York, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA T: 01653 648333 W: www.castlehoward.co.uk
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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
Sledmere, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 3XG T: 01377 236637 W: www.sledmerehouse.com
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.
The garden at Sledmere is now regarded as one of Yorkshires most innovative and dynamic country house gardens and its carefully planned development programme brings devotees back for regular seasonal visits. The extensive range of plants used and different naturalistic gardening techniques employed help attract many different birds, butterflies
and bees so wildlife enthusiasts as well as plant lovers should feel at home. As the garden changes with the seasons there is the chance to see thousands of daffodils and other spring bulbs, vibrant tulips, wonderful scented roses and a stunning late summer display of tender perennials and annuals in the acclaimed double ‘exotic’ borders.
FOUNTAINS ABBEY & STUDLEY ROYAL
Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY T: 01765 608888 W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountainsabbey Immerse yourself in Georgian elegance in Studley Royal Water Garden, where cascades and canals gracefully flow into mirror-like ponds. Breath-taking views and follies perched high on the valley sides were all designed to impress an 18th century visitor with the fashionably romantic abbey ruins a jewel in the garden’s crown. Recently completed conservation work has restored the classical statues of the water garden
so they’re dazzling eye-catchers once again. Follow the high ride path to a surprise view, find dramatic vistas from Octagon Tower, happen upon a hidden Banqueting House, and call into Studley tea-room for an afternoon tea or light lunch. Incredibly this garden, with its grand green amphitheatres, shaded walks and gentle cascades is little changed today, and is in fact what makes Fountains a World Heritage Site.
KIPLIN HALL AND GARDENS
Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, North Yorkshire DL8 4TJ T: 01969 640638 W: www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk A four-acre walled garden folly, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning views across Coverdale and the surrounding countryside. This award-winning attraction was a silver/gilt winner at the 2016 RHS Yorkshire in bloom awards. 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
The Gardens at Wynyard Hall are a fabulous day out, with 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 intricately designed by RHS award winning landscape architect Alistair Baldwin and Michael Marriott of David Austin roses. Following further development, admission now includes entry to the Walled Garden, Marquee Garden, Edible Garden, Victorian-inspired Glasshouse, Farm Shop and Café.
Explorers’ on selected dates from July to September– so have your green fingers at the ready this summer holiday and enjoy family friendly activities in the garden. On Sundays in July, August and September, explore the gardens and then relax with an afternoon of superb music from local brass bands. Don’t forget to book for Enchanted Christmas Garden in December, when our gardens are transformed into a winter wonderland with atmospheric music, seasonal food and illuminated trail.
T: 01653 648598 W: www.yorkshirearboretum.org 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. Lovely throughout the year, a renowned café, gift shop, woodland playground and a busy events programme ensure there’s always something to see and do. Opening times 10 – 5 every day from March 1st to 30th November with last entry at 4pm, 4:30 at weekends from May to October. Registered charity: 1044931
A fantastic day out for the whole family! At 100 acres, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England, including five national collections, and 66 designated champion trees. With something to enjoy all year round, the Arboretum houses a Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre with daily flying demonstrations, and also offers a plant shop, tearoom, adventure play area, and events including guided walks, outdoor concerts and family days.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB T: 01423 565418 W: rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr A most relaxing and innovative garden, Harlow Carr is a showcase of horticultural excellence. Be inspired by contemporary planting in the main borders; pick up growing techniques in the Kitchen Garden and saunter along the Streamside garden, the largest of its kind in the country. Unearth the hidden treasures in the woodland and arboretum and take in the delights of the Alpine House.
Young ones can have fun on the Log Ness Monster and the Woodland Tree House and enjoy school holiday activities. Year round events include themed gardening weekends, art and craft exhibitions, outdoor music and theatre and Harlow Carr’s second Flower Show on 23 – 25 June. For all your gardening needs don’t miss the extensive RHS Shop and Plant Centre and the delights of Bettys Café Tea Rooms.
trout stream, wild deer and myriads of birds. Four spacious, completely self-contained luxury apartments and two cottages in the grounds accommodate from two to eight people with delightful views over the gardens to the moors. Ingleby Manor apartments and cottages have been graded 4* and 5* by VisitEngland and have been awarded a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.
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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.
Walkers Nurseries, Mosham Road, Blaxton, Doncaster DN9 3BA T: 01302 770325 W: www.walkersnurseries.tv Walkers Nurseries is a family run garden centre, with over 12 acres of beautiful show gardens to stroll around. A new feature is a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner for 2015 garden 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.
Mount Grace Priory, Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 3JG T: 01609 883494 W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/mountgrace Picturesquely set against the Cleveland Hills, Mount Grace Priory is one of English Heritage’s most unique monastic sites with the bonus of an Arts and Crafts mansion and surrounding landscaped gardens. Using species of plant available in the early 16th century a garden has been created to stimulate the senses of both the visitor and the local wildlife.
This trail makes it easy to discover and enjoy many of the magnificent gardens that call our county their home and this is the perfect time to explore them.
HARROGATE FLOWER SHOW
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ
Harrogate Flower Shows are the UK’s most prestigious independent gardening events and the perfect day out for all garden lovers. Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground, they feature beautiful show gardens and stunning plant nursery displays, plus expert demonstrations, a cookery theatre, great garden shopping, crafts, gifts and specialist foods. The 2017 autumn show takes place from 15 – 17 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 26 – 29 April 2018.
T: 01765 680 900 W: www.swintonestate.com
T: 01944 759111 W: www.scampston.co.uk
Here in Yorkshire we’re proud to have such a wonderful selection of stunning signature gardens, alongside the beauty of the county’s natural landscapes. This means you cannot fail to find views
to move and inspire you. Each year we take a slice of Yorkshire to the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show to showcase the county to the world and our designers are never short of inspiration.
Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4JH
Ingleby Manor, Ingleby Greenhow, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire TS9 6RB T: 01642 722170 W: www.inglebymanor.co.uk Ingleby Manor makes the perfect beautiful and peaceful base for visiting North Yorkshire’s most interesting gardens – RHS Harlow Carr, Newby Hall and Scampston for example can all be reached within the hour. Hidden away in a peaceful valley in the North York Moors National Park, Ingleby Manor is a Grade II* historic house built by a courtier of Henry VIII and is surrounded by its own enchanting gardens and acres of woodland with
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Welcome to our new Gardens Trail which showcases some of the region’s finest and most iconic gardens.
Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG
T: 01677 425323 W: www.thorpperrow.com
Fabulous lake views, gardens, woodland, parkland and small Garden Museum. These beautiful grounds, once in decline, are being restored to their former beauty in this lovely, tranquil setting. Topiary surrounds the White and Rose Gardens. Perennial and Hot Borders, Knot and Sensory Gardens flourish. Dragonflies dance in the Bog Garden and the Walled Garden is again productive. From snowdrops through to glorious autumn colours, this garden is a joy!
THORP PERROW ARBORETUM
WYNYARD HALL T: 01740 665415 W: www.wynyardhall.co.uk/gardens
Thorp Perrow, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 2PS
RHS HARLOW CARR
Helmsley Walled Garden is five tranquil acres of flowers, fruit and vegetables. Double herbaceous borders are in full bloom from June onwards: feature gardens include the Clematis Garden with over 150 different varieties, the Physic Garden and the Cottage Garden. Fruit trees clothe the walls; produce from them and the Kitchen Garden goes to the Vinehouse Café. Enjoy this beautiful garden in the North York Moors.
T: 01748 818178 W: www.kiplinhall.co.uk
Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire YO60 7BY
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. Visit the Corner Café with its new menu of freshly made sandwiches, soups, barista coffees and delicious award winning pies and cakes, or browse our gift shop where you can purchase memento’s or gifts to remind you of your visit.
T: 01439 771427 W: www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
Brodsworth, nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7XJ T: 01302 722598 W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/brodsworth Brodsworth’s gardens are a plantlover’s paradise. Whatever time of year you visit, there will be something to catch your eye. Wonderfully restored to their original horticultural splendour as a ‘collection of grand gardens in miniature’, explore the magnificent fern dell, stunning displays of roses and immaculate lawns as well as the newly restored Victorian privy set within a fragrant garden, part of the original pleasure gardens.The gardens host a number of events including ‘Hands on History - Garden
The Gardens, Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley TS22 5NF
near Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 6AT
HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5AH
A SHOWCASE OF YORKSHIRE’S FINEST AND MOST ICONIC GARDENS
Terrington, York YO60 6PB T: 01653 648008 W: www.yorkshirelavender.com 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 : 25 March – 1 October – 10am – 5pm Re-open 18 November – 21 December (Thurs/ Fri/Sat/Sun) – 10am – 4pm
Designed in the 18th century, Swinton’s 200 acres of parkland is the perfect place to wander. With lakes, waterfalls and deer grazing nearby, the changing colours of the woodland and gardens around the lakes are inspiring. The four acre walled garden is also well worth a visit. It provides Swinton Park with over 60 varieties of seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs, and also has an extensive flower cutting garden.
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HISTORIC HOUSES AND GARDENS IN EAST YORKSHIRE The beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds and the surrounding landscapes have always attracted people to the area, with the result that it’s home to some of the UK’s finest stately homes and gardens. Sewerby Hall and Gardens Extensive gardens, a museum, a mini zoo, and regular exhibitions, concerts and events, Sewerby Hall really does have something for everyone. The Grade I listed early Georgian house, with its stunning cliff-top location, was recently refurbished to allow visitors to see it as it would have been around 1900. It’s also home to an important collection of memorabilia about the Hull-born aviatrix Amy Johnson. Burton Constable Hall An Elizabethan gem set within 300 acres of natural parkland, Burton Constable Hall has an extensive collection of fine furniture and art. You can also meet ‘Constable Moby’ – the skeleton of a 58-foot long sperm whale stranded on a nearby beach in 1825 and believed to have been the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. It is now on display in the Great Barn.
Burton Agnes Hall Described as one of the 20 best English houses, alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House, Burton Agnes Hall has for 15 generations been home to the same family, which has filled it with treasures ranging from spectacular carvings commissioned when the hall was built between 1598 and 1610 to French Impressionist masterpieces. Stewart’s Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum Home to the glorious national water lily collection, the gardens at Burnby Hall have been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for the past seven years. The gardens also feature a rockery, stumpery, a Victorian garden and a secret garden. The Stewart Museum is dedicated to the extraordinary life and collections of 20th century man of action Major Percy Marlborough Stewart.
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2 Give instant height to your flower beds with obelisks and plant supports to add an extra dimension to the garden and allow you to grow colourful and scented climbers. Choose the same style for every obelisk so that the garden looks planned and stylish. 3 If you are paving an area of your garden it’s worth considering using more than one material to make it more interesting. Borders and sections picked out in paving of a different size or colour can break up the monotony and make patio spaces more intimate. Two or three paving types repeated throughout the garden works well.
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This map is not to scale and is for illustration purposes only. For exact locations please refer to garden contact details.
4 Planting design can be difficult if your plot has challenging conditions. The trick is to look to nature for inspiration and see what grows happily in the same conditions. For example seaside plants can often be the answer in a windy part of the garden.
Tracy Foster is designing the Welcome to Yorkshire garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. Tracy is a Chelsea Gold Medal Winning garden designer who has been creating beautiful gardens in Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Wakefield and all over Yorkshire since 2002.
5 Narrow flower beds are always harder to look after as plants constantly need to be cut back to keep them in check. It’s much better to have some wider borders if possible – even if it means losing some of the lawn. Wide beds allow space for a range of plant heights and for easy care shrubs that can be allowed to grow without clipping.
1 Small gardens can appear smaller if fences are the dominant feature. You can change the whole feel of the garden by painting your fences a dark colour so that they seem to recede into the distance. Add some trellis and climbing plants to blur the boundaries even more.
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Sledmere House Still owned by the Sykes family, who built it over 250 years ago, this spectacular Grade I listed Georgian house is set within parkland designed by the great landscape architect and gardener Capability Brown.
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Welcome to our new Gardens Trail which showcases some of the region’s finest and most iconic gardens. Here in Yorkshire we’re proud to have...
Published on Jul 17, 2017
Welcome to our new Gardens Trail which showcases some of the region’s finest and most iconic gardens. Here in Yorkshire we’re proud to have...