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North England Garden Tour

North England Garden Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: Manor House House

Start Date: 3 Nights / 4 Days

Group Size: Singles, Couples, Familes and Small Groups

The north of England has a very different climate from the south of the country. This allows a many different types of flowers and plants to grow. The season is more temperate and generally later than further south and this permits a long flowering period.

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Selecting the outstanding gardens in each county, we start our tour in Yorkshire at the Royal Horticultural Society's heaquarters in the area, Harlow Carr. From here, to Northumberland and the Lake District. We will travel through the regions four National Parks visiting World Heritage Sites together with landscapes from the Georgian period to the ultra modern at Alnwick Garden.

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Itinerary

Yorkshire has many beautiful gardens. One of the highlights is the Royal Horticultural Gardens at HARLOW CARR. This wonderful garden is designed to blend with the surrounding landscape mixing water, stone and woodland with innovative planting schemes. FOUNTAINS ABBEY and Studley Royal are justly, a World Heritage Site as they represent the ultimate example of a Georgian Water Garden. Created in the C18th, the landscape was a ground breaking vision of canals, elegant ponds and cascades. Follies and classical temples merge into the medieval Fountains Abbey

Day 1: Harlow Carr - Fountains Abbey

Yorkshire has many beautiful gardens. One of the highlights is the Royal Horticultural Gardens at HARLOW CARR. This wonderful garden is designed to blend with the surrounding landscape mixing water, stone and woodland with innovative planting schemes. FOUNTAINS ABBEY and Studley Royal are justly, a World Heritage Site as they represent the ultimate example of a Georgian Water Garden. Created in the C18th, the landscape was a ground breaking vision of canals, elegant ponds and cascades. Follies and classical temples merge into the medieval Fountains Abbey

Day 2: Castle Howard - Newby Hall

Day 2: Castle Howard - Newby Hall

CASTLE HOWARD is one of England’s great estates. The family home of the Howards for 300 years, the 1000 acres of estate will sweep you away with the scale of the monumental landscape. Temples such as the Temple of the Four Winds blend the woodlands, lakes and waterways. The rose walled gardens with over 2000 plants stimulate your senses as your leisurely walk to the house. Travelling through the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, NEWBY HALL has award winning gardens. Set out in the 1920s, it has the longest double herbaceous border in Europe planted with a mix of rare and stunning plants.

Day 3: Whalton Manor - Alnwick Garden

Day 3: Whalton Manor - Alnwick Garden

In the heart of the beautiful Northumberland countryside, WHALTON MANOR GARDENS is a magical place. Designed by legendary garden team, Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll it has been continuously developed. There are many architectural gems interspersed within an Italian, rose and herbaceous border. ALNWICK CASTLE AND GARDEN is a truly world class attraction. The castle has been the home to the Dukes of Northumberland for centuries but the garden is a modern creation. Started only 10 years ago, it has the largest collection of European plants in Britain and a unique poison garden.

Day 4: Holebird - Levens Hall

Day 4: Holebird - Levens Hall

Travelling west through the unspoilt Northumberland National Park and passing the ancient border with Scotland, we will arrive at the LAKE DISTRICT. This is arguably the prettiest mountain scenery in Britain and inspiration for artists and poets. HOLEBIRD is the garden of the Lakeland Horticultural Society and the have perfectly mixed the acid soIl and high rainfall with azeleas, maples, poppies and ferns. LEVENS HALL is one of the most important gardens of it’s age. Created in 1694, the topiary by the same gardener who laid out Versailles and Hampton Court. Under the topiary are colourful bedding.


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