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; six 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 Lark Ascending" which contains 12,000 spring bulbs, 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.