This is an exceptional garden which I always visit when staying near York. It's a very new garden, with lots of individual gardens attractively set out in the middle of nowhere to form a stunning display for anyone interested in ornamental gardens. Included are June and September gardens, a rock garden, rose garden, cottage garden, a section on invasive species, pond and damp garden, dry garden, a wild flower meadow and more. Everything is well tended with everything in good condition and very few weeds.
There is a fair walk from the car park to the garden proper with no special arrangements for disabled access other than that wheelchairs are available at the entrance. I think that almost allof the gardens are wheelchair friendly.
Every time I go sees there having been more areas cultivated. So far I have only visited in May/June and August. I found the August visits the most spectacular, particularly as I am very keen on the colours of heleniums. Most things are very well labelled without being too intrusive. I comeaway with lots of photographs and lists of plants I would like to have in my garden - but it isn't as big as Breezy Knees, so mostly they will stay on my lists!
There is also an extensive nursery of hardy perennial plants for sale at reasonable prices. Unfortunately I have so far found that the majority of the plants which I have put on my list whilst in the garden do not appear to be for sale, but maybe they would be at another time of year. The plants are all in excellent condition and laid out alphabetically, so, in theory, finding the plant required should be easy.
There is also a small café at the garden entrance with a limited menu and limited opening hours, open toward the end of the week (Thursday & Friday I think, as well as at weekends.
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