Today the garden is managed by a team of three gardeners. At the same time as preserving its layers of history new areas and features are being developed. Most of the plants for sale in the Courtyard have been grown from seed or cultivated at Sledmere and for 2013 we will be concentrating on selling the more unusual plants found growing in the garden along with some home grown specialities.
The Garden at Sledmere is gaining increasing prominence for its dynamic and innovative development programme now underway and many of our visitors return on a regular basis to see what's new. Head Gardener, Andrew Karavics, a passionate plantsman, is relishing the opportunity to increase the Garden's complexity and sheer horticultural exuberance. A garden now of many different areas and moods, the challenge being met is to provide places of interest which touch the senses in every season. New for 2013 is the 'Angel' Garden especially designed as a place of quiet contemplation. During the season you can expect to see 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.