• Chester Zoo Garden

    The gardens of the Zoo are justly famous, winning many awards over the years. The last few years has seen the creation of a large number of new garden features. These include Glorious Grasses, Andes Garden, Plant Paradise, Roman Garden, Sunken Garden, Cacti in the Greenhouse and Rock Garden. Visitors Read more [...]

  • Wentworth Castle

    One of the most important historic gardens in the North of England, this hidden gem from the 18th century opened fully for the first time on a daily basis in May 2007, 10am-5pm. Wentworth Castle, a grade I listed building, is the home of Northern College for Residential Adult Education. Read more [...]

  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens

    Extensive 19 acre garden with over 5,500 species of plants, including disabled persons garden. Gardens are Grade II Listed by English Heritage as a garden of special architectural and historical interest. Grounds landscaped in the gardens que style by Robert Marnock, a famous 19th century landscape designer. The Gardens have Read more [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Raby Castle

    The gardens have been considerably altered during this century, particularly since 1980, but many of the original features remain. In particular, there are the two fine old yew hedges, and the ornamental pond, originally constructed to provide water for the Kitchen Garden. There is a new conservatory whose front replicates 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 [...]

  • Newby Hall Gardens

    The gardens at Newby Hall extend over 40 acres and were established in the 1920s and are full of rare and interesting plants. They include a 19th century statue walk and a woodland discovery walk. National Collection of cornus (excl florida cvs). Designed astride one of Europe’s longest double herbaceous 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 [...]

  • Howick Hall Gardens

    The gardens at Howick are primarily the work of Charles, 5th Earl Grey, his wife Mabel, and their daughter Lady Mary Howick between 1920 and 2001. They established and maintained an informal and natural style of gardening first advocated by William Robinson in the late 19th Century, which completely replaced Read more [...]

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