OPEN FROM 2ND JUNE TO 1ST NOVEMBER 2020
From 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE BEFORE YOU SET OFF FOR DAILY UPDATES, AND ANY EXTREME WEATHER WARNINGS
Positioned in a valley, the Himalayan Gardens near Ripon in North Yorkshire, provides a microclimate that makes it fertile ground for the rare Himalayan blue poppy. With three lakes and an arboretum, the gardens feature the north’s largest collection of rhododendrons with over 1,400 varieties. It’s home to an internationally recognised art collection with 90 striking contemporary sculptures in the landscape.
The gardens in Grewelthorpe near Ripon were donated in 2012 to a Charitable Trust, The Hutts Foundation, by Peter and Caroline Roberts. The charity aims to advance the arts, horticulture and the environment, including the cultivation of rare and endangered plants.
In recent years, the attraction has won national acclaim. Shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2020, the gardens featured on BBC Countryfile’s autumn special last year, and were winners of the Yorkshire in Bloom Tourist Attraction Award in 2018 and 2019 and Best Business 2019.Last year, Joanna Lumley, a passionate advocator of the Gurkhas, became patron of the charity, describing the gardens as a “slice of heaven.”
A log cabin Tea Room serves a range of hot and cold drinks and a delicious variety of food options and a half way horsebox in heart of the garden provides lighter refreshments.
Children can enjoy the woodland playground area and look out for the fairy doors dotted around the Garden.
Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.
Visit the website for prices, group bookings and season tickets.
|Bank Holiday Mondays||10:00||16:00|