Three Amazing Yorkshire Gardens

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Three Amazing Yorkshire Gardens

The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, shown at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show not only won gold, but is inspiring gardeners around the country to visit the county. It was a celebration of what Yorkshire has to offer in terms of both landscape and horticulture. Whilst you are visiting, here are three of the best gardens in Yorkshire to inspire you even further.

Studley Royal Water Garden

This incredible garden is owned by the National Trust, and worth taking a mini-break to visit. It was created by John Aislabie and his son William in the 18th century, who had the insight to use water in a way that gave the garden both a playful and tranquil feeling. The gardens have been awarded World Heritage status – an indication of the importance of the site and the gardening vision. There are canals meandering through the land, cascades, ornamental lakes, several follies, including one which is a reproduction of a neo-Gothic castle. There is a very clever use of mirrors too throughout the garden, creating yet more reflection. You can’t help but feel content in here.

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Burton Agnes Hall gardens

Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

The Burton Agnes Gardens are a favourite with children, as there are so many diverse and interesting areas. They will love getting lost in the jungle gardens and spotting all the creepy crawlies in the woodland walk. There is a maze and lots of giant games, like draughts for them to play whilst exploring. The gardens are a delight for any aspiring gardener too, there are over 4,000 different plant species. The walled garden and the herbaceous borders are wonderful examples of traditional historical planting. It is no wonder that this garden has won a Yorkshire In Bloom gold award twice.

The Walled Garden at Scampston

In contrast to the previous two gardens, The Walled Garden is very contemporary both in it’s feel and planting. It was designed by Pief Oudolf, who was a renowned Dutch plantsman in 1999, although constructed within the 18th century kitchen garden walls of Scampston Hall. The gardens contain a perennial meadow that reflects Oudolf’s philosophy on planting and colour. This perennial planting help to naturally maintain the structure and design of the garden, as the plants will always remain in their formations.

Yorkshire is firmly on the map when it comes to beautiful gardens. You can learn new gardening techniques, be inspired with ideas, or simply just enjoy being surrounded by nature.


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