This is Y Magazine 2020

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DIG IT From picturesque parkland to glorious gardens, Yorkshire is blooming marvellous! Make a path through some of its finest. NEWBY HALL & GARDENS

Top left: The magnificent stately house and stunning gardens of Burton Agnes Hall is a mustsee in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Left: RHS Harlow Carr is one of England’s most relaxing and innovative gardens. Opposite: The glorious Castle Howard. Outdoor sculpture and glorious gardens at Hepworth Wakefield. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is a plant-lover’s paradise.

Crowned Historic Houses Garden of the Year Newby Hall & Gardens received nearly a third of all votes when it recently triumphed as the nation’s favourite country house garden. A fabulous 40 acres of glorious gardens and wonderful woodland are visited by around 140,000 people every year and its grand grounds frequently feature on film and TV (Victoria, Mansfield Park, Peaky Blinders). Discover rare and beautiful plants and scented shrubs in 14 stunning garden ‘rooms’. Boasting one of the longest double herbaceous borders in the UK, two heritage orchards, vast woodland, sculpture, plus a delightful children’s adventure playground and miniature railway. It’s a treat for garden lovers and a family fun day out!


Sculpture and art combine at The Hepworth Wakefield, with a gorgeous garden designed by internationally acclaimed landscape architect Tom StuartSmith. Free for all to enjoy, this piece of glorious ground is positioned beside the award-winning art gallery on Wakefield’s historic waterfront, overlooking the River Calder. There is a rolling programme of outdoor sculptures, with works by Lynn Chadwick, Rebecca Warren, Michael CraigMartin and Barbara Hepworth being the first to be installed.

RHS GARDEN HARLOW CARR From woodland to wildflower meadows, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, is a growing landscape with much to see across its 68 acres. This breathtakingly beautiful, relaxing and innovative garden offers a hedgehog-friendly area, the longest streamside gardens in the country, a Kitchen Garden, a wonderful Winter Walk and an Alpine House with stunning views of the woodland. Dine in Bettys Café Tea Rooms, browse in the extensive shop and plant centre, and look out for an exciting schedule of events happening all year round.