I love walled gardens and each of these is worth a visit.
Sledmere House, Grounds and Gardens
We visit Sledmere House, Grounds and Gardens regularly as we have annual Gold Tickets which gives free admission after the initial visit.
The walled garden is a delight and ever changing but this walkway is one of our favourites.
Burton Agnes Hall
We made our first visit to Burton Agnes Hall in the mid-1980s and it’s been a pleasure to watch the garden develop over the years. There’s a maze in the northeast corner of the walled garden which was planted in 1990. We saw the maze for the first time shortly after it was planted with 700 yew bushes. It’s a pity we didn’t make a note of the layout because now the hedges are so thick, once you’re in it’s hard to find your way out.
This photograph was taken during our first visit to Castle Howard in 2006. We’ve been back several times since and find new delights on each visit.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
One of my most vivid childhood memories is seeing for the first time the monkey puzzle trees at Sewerby Hall. They’re still there; just taller! The walled garden at Sewerby Hall is a blaze of colour in the summer and the rose garden is bee-heaven.
We’ve only visited Scampston on a couple of occasions, most recently in 2009. The garden is a stunningly beautiful contemporary garden designed by the renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf. The garden opened to the public in 2005 and features a modern, perennial meadow planted alongside more traditional areas.
I’m sure we’ll be visiting these beautiful walled gardens again soon. But there are so many other walled gardens in Yorkshire that we haven’t been to look at yet. Top of the list is the walled garden at Helmsley ; and the gardens at Newby Hall look fabulous too.
We visited Sledmere walled garden a few weeks ago. In the main grounds it was the height of the daffodil season and there were carpets of primroses under the trees.
The walled garden was cleared and ready for the new season. This is the same walkway as the first photograph in my blogpost; just from the opposite direction.
The vegetable garden was waiting to be planted:
And this path to the summer house will be a blaze of colour later in the year, I’m sure.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Loved this, Cathy.
Walled gardens always seem the secret bit – the parts that the gardeners loved best!
And they’re always warmer too. 🙂
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