Day visit

Dark Star Plants Nursery

The Walled Garden, East Rounton, Northallerton, DL6 2LQ
Dark Star Plants Nursery


Our visit to Dark Star Plants Nursery combines both a plant nursery and a historical garden site. The nursery has been created in the walled garden of what was Rounton Grange. This large house, sadly demolished in 1953/4, was built by the Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb for Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell, an ironmaster, who had bought the estate at East Rounton on 1866. As well as an impressive house, the family also created a garden which his granddaughter Gertrude Bell, the explorer, redesigned - inspired by her travels in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The nursery, which specialises in plants which have dark flowers or leaves, is run by Shaun Passman and Jenny Gaunt. After an introductory talk, we will be able to explore the nursery, perhaps buy plants or a bunch of flowers from the cutting garden. Refreshments are available from nearby Roots Farmshop and café.

Organiser Vicky Price

Tickets cost £10.00

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