Bringing the best of Art, History, Architecture & Gardens to Life

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:
Closed
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Gift Shop:
10am - 5pm
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 Coach House 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
 lambs, lambing, family fun day out east yorkshire
Sat 30 Mar - Mon 1 Apr
A special opportunity to meet the newest additions to the Sledmere farming family; our newly born lambs.
food, farmers market, local suppliers
Sun 31 Mar
Come along to our Artisan Fair & Craft Market and browse stalls selling a range of fresh produce, crafts and more.
Sat 6 Apr
Join us as we showcase our fabulous Wedding Day examples in Sledmere House, Grounds and Barn.
Sat 6 Apr - Sun 7 Apr
A special opportunity to meet the newest additions to the Sledmere Farming family; our newly born lambs
Fri 19 Apr - Mon 22 Apr
Continue the Easter fun and enjoy our Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend
Sun 21 Apr
A fantastic opportunity to venture on the estates hidden paths, explore the beautiful woodland and take in the wonderful display of naturally seeded, wild Primroses.
Sun 28 Apr
A fantastic opportunity to venture on the estates hidden paths, explore the beautiful woodland and take in the wonderful display of naturally seeded, wild Primroses.
Fri 31 May - Sat 1 Jun
A brand new event for 2019 We have teamed up with Colemans Cider and Half Moon Brewery to bring you a weekend of great local beer and cider, fantastic live music and Artisan Food stalls
Sat 1 Jun
Come and join us for our Artisan Market with stalls selling a range of fresh produce and crafts.
Sun 16 Jun
A special opportunity for the whole family to tour the deer park and see some of the red deer bred on the estate up close in their natural habitat.
Sun 23 Jun
Run, trample and Get Caked in mud as you take part in this brutal charity Challenge for your local hospice, Dove House,
Sat 6 Jul
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be holding a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere.
charity car boot sale antiques east yorkshire air ambulance
Sun 14 Jul
Annual 'posh' charity car boot sale in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Sledmere charities.
Thu 15 Aug - Sun 18 Aug
The world's biggest tribute band and music festival. For further details and to book tickets please visit www.tribfest.co.uk
Sat 2 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.