Yorkshire has more than it’s fair share of brilliant gardens to go and see:
In the heart of the North York Moors, Farndale is internationally famed for its annual display of daffodils which normally bloom at the end of March. It is believed the daffodils were first brought to Farndale by medieval monks from Rievaulx.
Roundhay Park in Leeds is one of the biggest city parks in Europe comprising of an amazing 700 acres of parkland, woodland and lakes alongside an array of flowerbeds and gardens.
Situated on a cliff top position overlooking Bridlington, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone. The award-winning garden includes numerous woodland walks, comfortable benches, and a huge variety of wildlife. The Marie Curie Daffodil Trail is a must see throughout spring not to mention the magnificent Monkey Puzzle trees, reputed to be amongst the oldest in England.
Full of Colour
The ever popular Botanical Gardens in Sheffield are conveniently located one mile south-west of Sheffield City Centre. The Grade II listed gardens date back to 1833 and contain historical listed buildings and structures including the Glass Pavilions that are some of the earliest curvilinear glass structures ever built. The key features of the gardens are surrounded by winding paths and informal plantings which create distinct character zones.
Full of Variety
There are over 100 acres of award-winning gardens at Harewood House, full of variety with plants from around the world, all in the setting of glorious ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. Explore the magnificent terrace with its herbaceous and tropical borders and discover the alpine beauty of the Himalayan garden with primulas, orchids, cobra lilies and blue poppies. Follow the picturesque lakeside walk, adorned with over 50 kinds of rhododendron, to the walled garden where heritage fruit and vegetables are grown.
One of Britain’s finest historic houses Castle Howard offers 1,000 acres to explore. Enjoy wandering along the intertwining network of paths in the woodland garden or the three adjoining enclosures of the walled garden, not to mention the awe inspiring statues and water features throughout the grounds. Feeling inspired? Why not pick up some plants, trees or shrubs from Castle Howard’s very own garden centre situated near to the stable courtyard shops and cafés.