• The Yorkshire Arboretum

    The Yorkshire Arboretum was created through the enthusiasm and partnership of George Howard (Lord Howard of Henderskelfe) and James Russell between 1975 and 1992. Formerly parkland around Castle Howard, the arboretum covers 120 acres and its unique collection of trees and shrubs is set in a landscape of sweeping vistas, Read more [...]

  • Scampston Walled Garden

    A contemporary plantsman’s garden set within the historic walls of the kitchen garden of Scampston Hall. Designed by Piet Oudolf in 9 different ‘garden rooms’; each with its own atmosphere, and separatedby neatly clipped beech hedges. A 400m border walk contains many unusual spring and autumn flowering shrubs including several Read more [...]

  • Mount Grace Priory (EH)

    Mount Grace Priory, Britain’s last preserved Carthusian monastery, is nestled amongst attractive woodlands. The extensive gardens include a herb garden, a delightful fish pond and a monk’s cell. There is also a nature trail. The crumbling masonry and open grassland have become home to a collection of wildlife that has Read more [...]

  • Parcevall Hall Gardens

    The first mention of Parcevall Hall is in the will of Peter Yorke in 1589. The gardens, as they exist today, were created by Sir William Milner in a project which started in 1927 and took thirty men three years to complete. Sir William enjoyed the advice of some of Read more [...]

  • Brodsworth Hall (EH)

    Brodsworth Hall and gardens have remained virtually untouched since the 1860s. The gardens include formal terraces, a croquet lawn, summerhouse, a romantic quarry garden and a curious ‘target house’.

  • Castle Howard

    Magnificent 18th century palace surrounded by extensive landscaped grounds. The walled garden contains over 400 old roses. James Russell started the garden in 1975 and occupies a large square area that has long been devoted to vegetables. The southern half is Lady Cecilia’s Garden; the northern half is divided into Read more [...]

  • Constable Burton Hall Gardens

    The atmosphere of Constable Burton Hall Gardens has evolved over time: from the Elizabethan period, with its more formal concept of sweeping lawns and parterre terraced gardens, to the present day, with its more informal design. Within the terraced woodland garden, fine trees have matured over many years. These include Read more [...]

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