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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
Unfortunately Sledmere House, Gardens, Attractions and Shops are closed on Mondays, with the exception of Bank Holidays.
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
Fri 25 May - Tue 29 May
The Caravan and Motorhome Club's biggest outdoor event of the year which will be held within the park at Sledmere. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.
food, farmers market, local suppliers
Mon 28 May
Come along to our Artisan Fair & Craft Market and browse stalls selling a range of fresh produce, crafts and more.
Sun 10 Jun
The whole family can enjoy a tractor and trailer tour of the deer park to see some of the Estate's red deer up close in areas of the Estate which are not normally open to the public.
Fri 15 Jun
Driffield Striders and Woolley & Parks are proud to present the 4th annual running of the fantastic Sledmere Sunset 10k Trail Race The Sunset Trail 10k takes a winding route through deep chalk valleys and secluded woodland paths to finish on the wide sweeping lawns in front of Sledmere House.
Sat 16 Jun
Ideal for beginner photographers or those new to digital photography. A range of areas of photography will be covered including the use of composition, exposure, focus, manual camera settings, aperture and shutter speed. Please note, places are very limited so must be booked in advance.
Vintage Fair family day out car rally NECPWA
Sun 24 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
Come and join us for our Vintage Fair with stalls, displays, re-enactment groups, traditional funfair rides and the annual NECPWA Car Rally.
Sat 7 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 8 Jul
Annual 'posh' charity car boot sale in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Sledmere charities.
Sun 5 Aug
Children bring along your teddies and enjoy our teddy treasure hunt around the gardens.
tribute bands music festival family fun east yorkshire
Thu 16 Aug - Sun 19 Aug
The world's biggest tribute band music festival with over 50 tribute bands playing throughout the weekend. Plus comedy marquee, unsigned marquee, acoustic marquee, under 20s marquee and Kidzone.
food fair, farmers market, local suppliers, produce
Sat 25 Aug
Come along to our Artisan Fair & Craft Market and browse stalls selling a range of fresh produce, crafts and more.
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov
Join us during the half term for a day of fun and frights for all the family with our 'Petrifying Pumpkin Trail' in the Walled Garden from the 27th October - 4th November. CLOSED MONDAYS.
Sat 27 Oct
Our 4th annual'Musical Fireworks Spectacular' will be sure to wow you with an amazing fireworks display set to music.
Christmas shopping, decorations, gifts
Thu 1 Nov - Sat 22 Dec
Guinea Bird Gifts will be opening its Christmas doors to a wonderland of all things festive. Free entry.
Sat 3 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.
Santa's grotto, visit father christmas, deer
Sun 2 Dec
Children can visit Santa's magical Grotto and tell him all their Christmas wishes. Tractor and Trailer Trips to the Deer Park for the whole family too!
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 7 Dec - Sun 9 Dec
The Christmas Craft & Food Fair is held within the Home Farm buildings and features over 100 stalls which will be selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period.
santa's grotto, visit father christmas, deer
Sun 16 Dec
Children can visit Santa's magical Grotto and tell him all their Christmas wishes. Tractor and Trailer Trips to the Deer Park for the whole family too!
Sun 23 Dec
Children can visit Santa's magical Grotto and tell him all their Christmas wishes. Tractor and Trailer Trips to the Deer Park for the whole family too!