Newby Hall

Newby Hall

Route: Newby Hall

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 3rd July 2019

Walkers: Andrew 

Distance: 2.0 miles

Weather: Sunny

I’ve made regular visits to Newby Hall and its award winning gardens for the last 25 years or so, and it’s one of my favourites. There are numerous attractions here for all ages. 

A garden plan is handed out at the entrance, but it’s hard to follow a particular route when there are so many areas which catch the eye, depending on the season

I arrived at opening time (11am today, but check the website before visiting). My reason for doing so was to see and photograph the double herbaceous border before other visitors arrived. At 172 metres the border is one of the longest in the country. In the past few years it has been completely replanted. To see the border at its stunning peak a little later in the season, click here for a previous visit. I wandered up and down the border, which flows down from the hall to the River Ure. It was a spectacular sight and scent, and was abuzz with bees and other insects

There are numerous separate gardens within the garden: to name a few, the Rose Garden, the Water Garden, the Rock Garden, the White Garden and my other personal favourite, Sylvia’s Garden, a place for quiet contemplation. I meandered around all of these in turn and was especially impressed by the displays of cornus (dogwood). Newby Hall Gardens are home to the national collection of these beautiful flowering shrubs

It was another wonderful visit to this special place, and I hope to find time to return later in the season – the gardens are in a constant state of flux and no two visits are ever the same

Click here or on the Map Page icon for a map showing the location of Newby Hall

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