Newby Hall

Newby Hall Gardens

Route: Newby Hall Gardens

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 12th June 2024

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly 

Distance: 2.0 miles

Weather: Sunny

We’ve made regular visits to Newby Hall and its award winning gardens for the last 25 years or so, and it’s one of our 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

On arrival we made a beeline for the double herbaceous border. At 172 metres the border is one of the longest in the country. To see the border at its stunning peak a little later in the season, click here for a previous visit. We 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 buzzing 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 our personal favourite, Sylvia’s Garden, a place for quiet contemplation. We meandered around all of these in turn and were especially impressed by the displays of cornus (dogwood). Newby Hall Gardens are home to the national collection of these beautiful flowering shrubs. We spoke to one of the gardeners about these and apparently it’s the best display for 20 years

It was another wonderful visit to this special place

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