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The Gardens

The garden at Sledmere is gaining increasing prominence for its dynamic and innovative development programme.

Many of our visitors return on a regular basis to see what's new; seven years in, the garden has become a place to explore and discover different planting areas that have an emphasis on form and colour and overall impact on the eye.  The expansive range of plants used and different naturalistic gardening techniques employed help attract many different birds, butterflies and bees so wildlife enthusiasts as well as plant lovers should feel at home. 

From the latest design, "The Reflection Garden" with its moon gates and reflection pool, through to our formal potager which was the first redevelopment, a strong structural element runs through the garden.  Each area created has a different feel from the last and each element begs to be explored drawing you through the garden losing sense of time in the process.  As the garden changes with the seasons you are offered an extensive collection of daffodils and other spring bulbs, vibrant tulips, wonderful scented roses and a stunning late summer display of tender perennials and annuals in the acclaimed double 'exotic' borders.  Visitors are encouraged to explore the garden at their leisure and dogs on leads are also very welcome.

For those wishing to learn more about the history of the gardens, how they are maintained and what further developments are planned join one of our Garden Tours led by the Head Gardener. Andrew is available to visit groups and give talks in the evening.  Please contact 01377 236637.

Opening Times
Sledmere House:
11am - 4pm
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Triton Gallery:
11am - 3:30pm
Wagoners Museum:
10am - 5pm
Stables &
Hampton Paddock:
10am - 5pm
HIGHLIGHTS & QUICK LINKS
East Yorkshire beautiful walled garden, parterre, park, potager
The gardens and parkland can offer enjoyment for all, from beautiful 18th Century Walled Rose Garden and recently laid out Parterre, to the acres of open space and woodland. Discover more >>
We have an exciting playground next to the picnic area, ideal for letting the little ones charge around on whilst you take a break. Discover more >>
Our Terrace Cafe has a justifiable reputation for a delicious range of home cooked food and our staff take great pride in maintaining the Sledmere tradition of fine hospitality. Discover more >>
WHAT'S ON AT SLEDMERE HOUSE
Tue 20 Jun - Sun 25 Jun
'Surf and Spray, Images of Spurn'
Sun 25 Jun - Sun 25 Jun
Come and join us for our very first Vintage Fair event. With vintage stalls, displays, re-enactment groups, traditional fun fair rides and the 44th annual NECPWA Car Rally, there is lots to see.
Tue 27 Jun - Sun 2 Jul
A collaboration of work from four Yorkshire artists, Beth Coombes Boyes, Dawn Brooks, Susan Slann and Susan Timmins.
Tue 4 Jul - Sun 9 Jul
Taking inspiration from computerised Vector images, an exploration of how pattern, line and colour fuse together to make a whole image from disparate, often random shapes.
Tue 11 Jul - Thu 20 Jul
We are a group of photographic artists from in and around the Yorkshire Wolds. The main exhibition consists of modern photo/art combined with photographs.
Sun 16 Jul
10th annual 'posh' charity car boot sale with over 100 stalls, refreshments and grand raffle. In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Sledmere charities.
Tue 18 Jul
Sledmere House and Church are the venues for two short concerts, both performed twice, the audience changing places either side of a picnic interval. The House performers are the Carducci Quartet and in the Church Antidotum Arachne Palisander.
Sat 22 Jul - Sun 23 Jul
A chance to see local artists creating some original artwork in the Home Farm buildings. Artwork will be available to purchase throughout the event.
Mon 24 Jul
Sledmere House and Church are the venues for two short concerts, both performed twice, the audience changing places either side of a picnic interval. The performers at the House are Elias Quartet and Pieter Wispelwey (cello) in the Church: Catriona Mackay (Scottish harp) and Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle.)
Tue 25 Jul - Sun 30 Jul
A photography, print and stitch exhibition featuring artists Christine Forsyth, Helga Princz, Val Mager and Rachel Crawford.
Sat 29 Jul
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be holding a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere. £5 entry per 2 people (including an auction catalogue.)
Tue 1 Aug - Sun 13 Aug
The exhibition will contain recent paintings and prints of the Yorkshire Wolds, Coast and Forestry looking to highlight the diverse patterns, colours and shapes to be found in this area throughout the seasons and also reflecting the impact of man-made objects from the present and the past and the effect of modern farm machinery on the landscape.
fun summer activities for children
Tue 1 Aug - Thu 3 Aug
Choose from three days of educational, fun and exciting activities around Sledmere Gardens, Farm, Woods and the 'Big House'. For children aged between 5 and 12 years.
Sun 6 Aug
Children bring along your teddies and enjoy our teddy treasure hunt around the gardens, face painting, bouncy castle, games and magic shows.
Tue 15 Aug - Sun 20 Aug
Building on last year’s successful exhibition, this exhibition aims to combine this group of multi-media artists through the use of a line. With Diann Atkin, Helen Birmingham, Diane Malcomson and Dorothea Newman
Thu 17 Aug - Sun 20 Aug
The world's biggest tribute band music festival with over 50 tribute bands playing throughout the weekend. Plus comedy marquee, unsigned marquee, acoustic marquee, under 20s marquee and Kidzone.
Tue 22 Aug - Mon 28 Aug
Adam, Speth and the riff raff!! Adam and Speth are returning for a third year this August. As well as their own work they hope to repeat last year’s inclusion of other up and coming local artists.
Tue 29 Aug - Thu 31 Aug
Choose from three days of educational, fun and exciting activities around Sledmere Gardens, Farm, Woods and the 'Big House'. For children aged between 5 and 12 years.
Sun 10 Sep
An event in its second year devoted to everything about horses. Displays and demonstrations, stalls and much more.
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 29 Oct
During your October half term, take a trip around our haunted Walled Garden, find all the pumpkins and win a prize!
Wed 25 Oct
A day full of Halloween fun and craft activities for children aged 5 to 12 years. Booking essential.
Sat 28 Oct
Our popular spectacular firework display set to music will be back again for its third year. Fairground rides, licensed bar and refreshments available. Early bird tickets are now available!
halloween party childrens east yorkshire fun
Tue 31 Oct
Join us in the "haunted" Home Farm buildings for our brand new Halloween Party - The Beastly Bash!
Sat 4 Nov
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be hosting a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction at 12.00 noon in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere. £5 entry per 2 people (including an auction catalogue.)