Since the creation of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust in 1996 more than 300 events have been organised for our members and guests. Here are some recent highlights...
This event is aimed at expanding the knowledge of professional gardeners and owners, along with horticultural apprentices and students, especially those with Edwardian gardens.
The William and Mary Garden completed by Mrs Gwendolen Gascoigne before the 1st W War. Photo: Val Hepworth
An opportunity to visit and picnic in Clemens and Johanna Heinrichs’ garden which has 10 discrete areas to explore.
Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’
Our biennial joint lecture with the Yorkshire Philosophical Society is ‘Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’, given by Louise Wickham, based on the newly published book she has written with Deborah Turnbull.
This visit provided an opportunity to enjoy two bespoke tours at the 1927 five acre Arts and Crafts garden, designed by George Dillistone, adjacent to the former Terry family home.
Photo of house and formal garden by Gillian Parker
Aldborough Roman Site and Aldborough Manor Gardens
The gardens of Aldborough Manor contain extraordinary archaeological surprises extending from Roman Times to the early 20th century.
Photo of Roman ruins in Aldborough by Julie Prescott
Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, Renishaw Hall and its gardens offer glimpses into its history from every century, but it is famous as an Italianate garden set in the traditional English country side.
Photo of White Garden by Chris Beevers
A visit to the gardens and landscape park at Boynton Hall, not usually open to the public, by courtesy of the owner Mrs Sally Marriott.
AGM at Bramham Park
This year our AGM was held at Bramham Park, by kind permission of Nick and Rachel Lane-Fox.
For illustrated reports of the AGM, lecture and visit please see YGT Newsletter 50 - Spring 2022 - pages 1-7:https://yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk/sites/yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk…
2nd March Castle Howard: A Landmark in the Mind and the Eye - Christopher Ridgway
9th March Three Yorkshire Gardens – Tom Stuart Smith
16th March Old Durham Gardens in the context of early Durham gardens - Martin Roberts
23rd March Some of Mr Aislabie’s other places: Kirkby Hall, Kirkby Fleetham & Hackfall, North Yorkshire – Gail Falkingham and Mark Newman
30th March The Future of Memory at Castle Howard – Christopher Ridgway
Photo of Fisher's Hall, Hackfall by Louise Wickham
Snowdrop walk at Wentworth Woodhouse
A full but flexible day at Wentworth Woodhouse and the Fitzwilliam Estate village of Wentworth.
Click below to read Roger Lambert and Christine Miskin's illustrated report