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The Garden

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.  Three 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.  

New for 2014 is the 'Shaded Dell' garden, a woodland planting with a strong structural presence.  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.

Most of the plants for sale in the Courtyard have been grown from seed or cultivated at Sledmere and for 2014 we will be concentrating on selling the more unusual plants found growing in the garden along with some home grown specialities.

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.

What's On
Easter Family Fun
Fri 3 Apr - Mon 6 Apr
A demonstration of traditional crafts by local craftsmen and a chance to buy their work. An opportunity to visit the 'lambing shed' and see some newly born lambs and join in with their feeding. Bouncy castle, children's craft activities and family lawn games too! (Sunday & Monday only) More Details...
Sun 3 May - Mon 4 May
Two days for both beginners and experienced gardeners to join in with practical demonstrations and short lectures. A chance to buy plants and garden sundries. Gardenrs' Question Time and family Garden Tours. More Details...