This is Y Magazine 2020

Page 65

KIPLIN HALL AND GARDENS Built in 1619 Kiplin Hall and Gardens is an oasis of calm and tranquillity, with scenic walks by the lake, through stunning woodland and picturesque parkland. Take in the far-reaching views to the folly and enjoy the flora and fauna in the gorgeous grounds. The restored walled garden provides produce for the Tea Room, just as it would have served Kiplin’s family kitchen. There are cut flowers on display in the Hall and there’s a petite garden museum to the rear of the Walled Garden, helping to piece together the earth’s rich history.

BRODSWORTH HALL AND GARDENS A plant-lover’s paradise, the grounds at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens are a collection of ‘grand gardens in miniature’, which have been restored to their full Victorian splendour, reflecting the desires and aspirations of the country gentry at the time. There’s a seasonal sensation of ever-changing colour palettes, from spring tulips and laburnum to the Rose Dell’s display of spectacular wild and native roses, in full flower and scent all summer, followed by an array of golden autumnal leaves, with snowdrops and winter evergreens.

BURTON AGNES HALL AND GARDENS Described as ‘the perfect English house,’ Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens was listed as one of the twenty finest in ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’, alongside Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. There’s a walled garden containing a staggering four thousand plant species, heavenly herbaceous borders, a jungle garden and a national collection of campanulas. Look out for wildlife sculptures on the woodland walk, lose yourself (or not) in the amazing maze and get engrossed in the giant games for children and adults alike.

HAREWOOD HOUSE Filled with art, culture and heritage Harewood is an historic Georgian country house set within 100 acres of stunning gardens and grounds. Surrounded by a vast variety of plants from all over the world, amidst an impressive landscape created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, explore the Terrace, the Lakeside Garden, the Himalayan Garden and the Walled Garden. There’s even a Bird Garden which is home to 40 species of birds from across the globe. Take a lake boat trip to admire the estate from the water. Astoundingly more than 30 tons of leaves are collected in the

grounds each autumn and between April and October over 5,000 hours are spent cutting the grass in the gardens and park.

CASTLE HOWARD A glorious 120 acre garden of 6,000 trees from across the globe, The Yorkshire Arboretum spans a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds on the Castle Howard Estate and is run in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Wander through peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows, admiring native plants and wildlife.

SEWERBY HALL AND GARDENS Set within 50 acres of early 19th century parkland Sewerby Hall and Gardens has spectacular views over Bridlington from its dramatic clifftop setting. The award-winning gardens and woodland include a Pleasure Garden with some of the oldest monkey puzzle trees in England, a Walled Garden displaying an ever-changing kaleidoscope of box hedgerows, shrubs and flowers, a blaze of colour and patterns. Discover a variety of wildlife and tree species on the Woodland Walk or visit the zoo for even more exotic species.