to visit from Noelle’s Cottages
Yorkshire is particularly well endowed with gardens, from the traditional formal gardens of stately homes to the newly created wildflower sculptured garden of Dutch House. We struggle to get down to the 10 best and some are too far flung to be considered local.
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An award winning managed woodland adjacent to the magnificent stately home with its gardens and plant sales area. Trees, lakes and ponds with children’s area.
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Duncombe Park has traditional gardens with a famous yew walk – a living tunnel. The Helmsley walled garden was the vegetable garden to the house and has been extensively renovated. The flowers fruits and vegetables are delightfully laid out and even more enjoyable in the Vegetarian Vinehouse Café.
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Gardens and walled garden with restaurant and woodlands make for an interesting visit.
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Recently created as an example of more natural gardening, huge drifts of wildflowers with sculptured contours to complement the sculptures that punctuate the walk through the varying gardens. Plenty of homemade food in the café and regular practical craft experiences for all ages.
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Acres of various habitats and styles of gardening with large lakes with a huge collection of water lilies and fish to feed by hand.
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Famous for its collection of cornus and its huge herbaceous borders. Plenty for all ages.
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On the outskirts of Harrogate this is the northern outpost of the RHS gardens. Benefits from the nearby elegant spa town and of course the original Betty’s Tearoom.
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A wonderful collection of trees, some ancient and a huge number are considered Champions – the biggest in Britain. Autumn colours are stunning.
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Too many superlatives and awards to list. The Queen’s cousin delivers opportunities for an amazing day out, albeit 50 miles away.
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Relax and explore an 18th century garden full of surprise and special corners.
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David Cameron’s house-in-law. Ferns, bamboo, bluebells and fabulous stately house.
Some wonderful private gardens open for a few days when they are at their peak. Entrance fees go to charity. Close by Noelles Cottages is Sleightholmedale Lodge which is a gem.