Welcome to a beautiful garden in the heart of North Yorkshire
The garden you visit today is the result of a great deal of hard work over a long period of time by a large number of volunteers, friends, supporters and staff. Individuals have moved on but the garden ethos remains. It has always sought to retain serenity, be a reflective space and use gardening for its restorative qualities.
As an old gardener once said to me ‘Sometimes I sits and thinks, and other times I just sits’. Whatever your reason for visiting us today we expect and hope you to take pleasure from the garden.
As a charity we have some principle aims and you will see evidence of those on your visit. The gardens are a historic site demonstrated most effectively by the greenhouses with their collection of vines, but you will also see produce being grown, trained fruit trees and extensive flower borders and even some old fashioned cottage flowers.
Another aim is the provision of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture, a holistic care model that allows anyone with any disability either permanent or temporary to benefit from the restorative qualities of gardening. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive community of gardeners.
We hope to promote gardening and people’s enjoyment of a garden. All here welcome any questions you may have that will help you enjoy this or your own garden and will happily share our gardening experience.