Gardens

  • Belsay Castle (EH)

    The thirty acres of magnificent landscaped grounds and gardens are Belsay’s particular glory. The quarry gardens and the Cragwood Walk are the most special features. Sir Charles Monck, who built the present hall, saw the potential of the stone quarries, and introduced many rare and fine specimens into them to Read more [...]

  • Thorp Perrow Arboretum

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Woodland Garden and Falconry Centre. The arboretum has 85 acres of woodland walks. It is one of the largest and rarest collections of trees and shrubs in the north of England and holds five National Collections – Ash, Lime, Walnut, Laburnum and Cotinus. Thorp Perrow has something Read more [...]

  • Wallington (NT)

    The house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland, just waiting to be explored. Don’t miss the hidden walled garden, nestled in the woods. It was beloved by Lady Mary Trevelyan and remains a beautiful haven whatever the season. Enter through Neptune’s Gate, sweep Read more [...]

  • York Gate

    York Gate is a fabulous garden owned and managed by Perennial (formerly the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society). A one acre plantsman’s garden it is divided into fourteen individual ‘rooms’ each with unique architectural features. What makes this garden exceptional is the exquisite detail to be found within each: the pavement Read more [...]

  • Thornton Hall Gardens

    A 16th Century Grade 1 listed Hall, 2 acre walled gardens, with additional vegetable/picking garden, avenue of lime trees.  Plantsman’s garden with  an emphasis on colour-themed borders, plant associations, form and foliage. Rare and unusual perennials, interspersed with interesting trees and shrubs in mixed herbaceous borders including large collections of roses, paeonies, hostas, Read more [...]

  • Land Farm Garden

    The Garden is 1,000 feet up on a north facing slope. Has featured on “Gardener’s World”. Entirely created from a green field site having first planted 6,000 trees for shelter. Parties are welcome on evenings. Cost per person £5.00, but includes refreshments.

  • Herterton House

    One acre of formal garden within stone walls around a sixteenth century farmhouse. This small garden is a delight to the eye with excellent colour coordination and some unusual species. Also a small topiary and a physic garden.

  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr (RHS)

    One of Yorkshire’s most relaxing yet inspiring locations at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The stunning 58 acre garden is seeing exciting new developments while retaining its uniquely tranquil and welcoming atmosphere. Dramatic Rose Revolution borders display the clever use of mixed perennials, grasses and roses beautifully whilst combining Read more [...]

  • Cragside (NT)

    Enter the world of Lord Armstrong – Victorian inventor, innovator and landscape genius. Cragside house was a wonder of its age. It was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity and is crammed full of ingenious gadgets. The gardens are incredible. One of the largest rock Read more [...]

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