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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:
12pm - 4pm
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
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.
Fri 24 Aug
BBC Radio's Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld is bringing his rambunctiousness to Sledmere House.
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
For our 4th annual 'Musical Fireworks Spectacular' we would like to 'Welcome you to the Circus' 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!