Newby Hall

Newby Hall

Route: Newby Hall

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 19th August 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 2 miles

Weather: Mixed cloud and sun

I’ve visited Newby Hall and its award winning gardens many times over the years, and it’s one of my favourites. There are numerous attractions here for all ages. The house itself was closed today but that wasn’t the purpose of the visit – I was here to see the gardens

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 first sought out the Autumn Garden, which was at its peak, and the display of dahlias in particular was a stunning sight

I then made a beeline for the double herbaceous border which at 172 metres is one of the longest in the country. The border has been overhauled in recent years and I’ve never seeing it looking so good. I could have walked up and down it all day

There are numerous 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 wandered around all of these in turn but the memory I took home with me was the riot of colour in the Autumn Garden and the herbaceous border. It was another wonderful visit to this special place

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