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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:
Closed
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
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov
During your October half term, take a trip around our haunted Walled Garden, find all the pumpkins and win a prize! Find the black cat in the spooky Stables too.
Sat 28 Oct
Our 'Musical Fireworks Spectacular' will be sure to wow you with an amazing fireworks display set to music with this years theme being 'Out of this World'! Discounted 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 'Beastly Bash.' Activities will include 'Trick or Treat Street,' make your own ectoplasm, 'broomstick flying training,' story-telling, creepy crafts, a walking ghost train and more! Fancy dress encouraged.
Wed 1 Nov
A day full of Halloween fun and craft activities for children aged 5 to 12 years. Booking essential.
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.)
Wed 15 Nov
Adam Schoon will be talking about details and stories of the treasures in Sledmere House that either came from, or were influenced by the Far East. Please note this event is now sold out.
Wed 22 Nov
Robin Dermond Horspool FRSA presents an illustrated talk focusing on the importance of the exposed Parsonage, its isolated locality and intense family ties, to the creative and working lives of the Bronte sisters. Please note this event is sold out.
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 1 Dec - Sun 3 Dec
Over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period. Sat & Sun only: Tractor and trailer trips to the Deer Park and children can visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. Special admissions for pre-booked groups of 15+ available.
Fri 25 May - Tue 29 May
The Caravan and Motorhome Club's biggest outdoor event of the year which will be held with the park at Sledmere. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.