Yorkshire is truly blessed with being a region with a wealth of wonderful gardens to explore. For the keen gardener many weekends can be spent enjoyed wandering around these gardens to gain inspiration or just to enjoy the coming of springtime.
The Spring opening for the Himalayan Gardens is nearly upon us so make sure you schedule in a time to come and visit to experience 45 acres of stunning woodland, gardens and lakeside walks. Explore the Pagoda, Summerhouse and the decorative bridges that make up the gardens. Opening from 16th April through to the 14th July this is definitely one not to miss!
Scampston Hall Walled Garden
Come and visit Scampston Hall to experience a beautiful contemporary garden that is quite unlike any other. Created as a series of garden rooms, these stunning gardens are made up of a mix of modern meadow planting, alongside more traditional areas. A garden guide is available on arrival which will help give you a thorough introduction to the garden and its design. Planting plans are also available in a number of the garden rooms to assist with identification to help your inspiration flow.
RHS Harlow Carr
Set in a valley and very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, the gardens of Harlow Carr have a wide range of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. Enjoy the ultimate source of springtime ideas with plenty of seasonal displays as well as regularly exhibitions and workshops on a variety of topics.
Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens
Burton Agnes spring garden is bursting with bloom at this time of the year. From early spring when there is a magnificent display of snowdrops, this garden just keeps giving more as spring progresses into summer. After the snowdrops have faded the gardens are ablaze with yellow daffodils which in turn give way to carpets of bluebells and tulips.
Burnby Hall Gardens
Great for a family day out, the gardens of Burnby Hall are made up of Upper and Lower Lakes set in nine acres of woodland and gardens as well of being the home to a National Collection of over a hundred varieties of Hardy Water Lily. Events are held all through spring and summer – we recommend making the trip during May to visit the Tulip Festival.
The Yorkshire Arboretum
A glorious 120 acre garden of trees from across the globe with a collection of more than 6000 trees. Wander off to explore peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows, let children go wild in the woodland playground and enjoy the very best in seasonal home-cooked food in the café.