Thursday, 21 January 2010

National Garden Scheme openings close to Flamborough Rigg Cottage B & B, North Yorkshire.

The dates have been published for the gardens opening as part of the excellent National Garden Scheme and once again we have lots of amazing gardens opening their gates to the public within an easy drive of Flamborough Rigg Cottage B & B.

They offer a diverse range of planting and locations throughout the summer.

Riverside Farm, Sinnington, Yorkshire
Cottage garden surrounding C18 farmhouse with extensive lawns, island beds with mixed planting, old roses, pond, orchard and amenity woodland. Veteran oak tree in nearby field
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 5.19 miles
Open: Wed 9 June (1.30-5).

Friars Hill, Sinnington, Yorkshire
1¾-acre plantswoman's garden containing over 2500 varieties of perennials and bulbs, with yr-round colour. Early interest with hellebores, bulbs and woodland plants. Herbaceous beds. Hostas, delphiniums, old roses and stone troughs.
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 5.39 miles
Open: Sun 11 Apr (1-5). Visitors also welcome by appointment.

Sleightholmedale Lodge, Fadmoor, Yorkshire
Hillside garden, walled rose garden and herbaceous borders.
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 8.21 miles
Open: Sats 29 May; 5 June; Sat, Sun, 17, 18 July (2-6). Visitors also welcome by appointment.

Pennyholme, Fadmoor, Yorkshire
Enchanting 10-acre moorland garden. Built around the R Hodge Beck. Extensive collection of magnificent rhododendrons and azaleas, set in mature oakwood and river circular walk. House garden has traditional rose/mixed borders, water cascade, wildlife garden and separate, secret tree garden.
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 8.21 miles
Open: Sats. 29 May; 5 June (1-5).

Wytherstone Gardens, Pockley, nr Helmsley, York, Yorkshire
A true plantsman's garden set in 8 acres of rolling countryside on edge of the N York Moors. Divided by beech hedges, creating interlinked specialised 'feature' gardens, incl Mediterranean, spring (large unusual clematis collection) ericaceous, terraced, fern, paeonia, foliage and bamboo garden, small arboretum (incl a Wollemia nobilis planted outside). Plants not thought hardy in N England grow happily in the free draining soil.
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 10.26 miles
Open: Suns 30 May; 27 June; 1 Aug (10-5).

Rye Hill, Helmsley, Yorkshire
Plantswoman's garden designed, constructed and maintained by owners. Divided into interlinking compartments, each planted in different style: formal, woodland and cottage. Intense planting using unusual plants for yr-round colour and interest. Conservatory, well stocked with tender species, ponds and many architectural features. New projects each yr.
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 12.1 miles
Open: Visitors welcome by appointment , June & July only, individuals and groups. Coaches permitted.

Jacksons Wold, Sherburn, Yorkshire
2-acre garden with stunning views of the Vale of Pickering. Walled garden with mixed borders, numerous old shrub roses underplanted with unusual perennials. Woodland paths lead to further shrub and perennial borders. Lime avenue with wild flower meadow. Traditional vegetable garden with roses, flowers and box edging framed by Victorian greenhouse. Adjoining nursery.
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 13.84 miles
Open: Suns 16 May; 6 June; 4 July (1-5).

Terrington House, Terrington, Yorkshire
Formal garden set in 3 acres with exquisite shell house, herbaceous and mixed borders incl roses, peonies and hostas. Impressive trees, parterre and vegetable garden
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 15.56 miles
Open: Tue 22, Wed 23 June (10-5). Visitors also welcome by appointment.

Rewela Cottage, Skewsby, York, Yorkshire
¾-acre ornamental garden, designed by current owner, featuring a great number of unusual trees and shrubs, many architectural plants, softening features like the pond, pergola, natural stone sunken garden, breeze house, paths, decking, fruit cage, raised vegetable garden and plant raising area.
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 16.93 miles
Open: Sun 27 June (10-5). Visitors also welcome by appointment Evening visits between 7 June & 9 July, min 10+, £5 per head incl refreshments.

Tudor Croft, Guisborough, Yorkshire
A very beautiful 1930s Arts and Crafts garden with fernery, pergola, borders, stream, water gardens and newly restored rose gardens. This plantsman’s paradise covers a full five acres and is a haven of surprises. Featured on BBC Gardeners' World, in many magazines and must not be missed!
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 18.24 miles
Open: Sun 11 July (12-5).

Shandy Hall Gardens, Coxwold, Yorkshire
Home of C18 author Laurence Sterne. 2 walled gardens, 1 acre of unusual perennials interplanted with tulips and old roses in low walled beds. In old quarry, another acre of trees, shrubs, bulbs, climbers and wild flowers encouraging wildlife, incl over 140 recorded species of moths
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 18.61 miles
Open: Evening Openings Fridays 23 Apr; 18 June (6-9).

Fir Trees Cottage, Stokesley, Yorkshire
1 acre mixed shrubaceous borders, large rockeries, spring bulbs, species tulips, mature conifers, fritillaries, erythroniums and secluded ornamental pond. Hosta collection and garden sculpture. Tranquil garden surrounded by farmland with views to Cleveland Hills and Roseberry Topping. Designed and maintained by owners since 1992 with low maintenance in mind. Large private cacti collection
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 18.88 miles
Open: Sats, Suns 15, 16, 22, 23 May (1-5).

Cleaves House, Thirlby, Yorkshire
Informal 2-acre garden set against backdrop of a cliff with wonderful far reaching views. Bold interesting planting with emphasis on contrasting trees, shrubs, roses and plants chosen for autumn interest. Pond and bog areas. Newly developing shade garden
Distance from Flamborough Rigg Cottage: 18.92 miles
Open: Sats, Suns, 2, 3, 9, 10 Oct (11-5). Visitors also welcome by appointment.