Day visit

Summer picnic at Littlethorpe Manor

Littlethorpe Manor Gardens, Littlethorpe Road, Littlethorpe, Ripon, HG4 3LG
Littlethorpe - Maddy


Our Summer Picnic this year will be held at Littlethorpe Manor by kind permission of Mrs J P Thackray. Enjoy an extensive guided tour of the 11 acres of gardens which have been developed since 1998 by Head Gardener, Eddie Harland and his team. These include a walled garden with herbaceous planting, roses and gazebo, a sunken garden with ornamental plants and herbs, brick pergola with wisteria, blue and yellow borders, a formal lawn with fountain pool, and a large pond with classical pavilion and boardwalk. We will explore the new contemporary physic garden with rill, raised beds and medicinal plants designed in commemoration of Mr John P. Thackray, OBE, and the family company Chas. F. Thackray.

Organisers: Maddy Hughes and Vicky Price

Tickets cost: £17.50 (non-members £20.00) includes morning refreshments. Please bring a picnic lunch and we’ll provide the strawberries and cream in the covered marquee.

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