By Arrangement gardens in Durham

If you’re looking to organise a private visit to a garden, whether it be for a local group or for friends and family, a By Arrangement can provide something a little different. In Durham there’s a range of gardens available for private By Arrangement visits, find out more below.

Old Quarrington Gardens

Four very distinct gardens in the hamlet of Old Quarrington. These gardens opens for By Arrangement visits from April to October for groups of 10+.

25 Park Road South, Chester le Street

A stunning town garden with year-round interest. Herbaceous borders with unusual perennials, grasses, shrubs surrounding lawn and paved area. Courtyard planted with foliage and small front gravel garden. The garden owner is a very knowledgeable plantswoman who enjoys showing visitors around her inspiring garden. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to July for groups of up to 20.

Quarry End, Walworth

Woodland garden in an ancient quarry setting. Redeveloped over 21 yrs the garden has a C18 ice house, a wide variety of trees, shrubs and perennials, a fernery and ornamental vegetable plot. Spectacular late summer display but something of interest throughout the year inc an acre of reclaimed naturalised woodland in the adjacent quarry. Extensive views over South Durham. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to September for groups of between 8 and 25.

1 Riverside Lodge, Durham

Once part of the walled garden of Burn Hall, the garden was redesigned in 2020 to reflect the symmetrical layout of a traditional kitchen garden. Within this formal structure, the planting is relaxed and exuberant. There’s always something of interest from tulips in Spring to roses and, in late Summer, dahlias and the prairie garden. In front of the house is an impressive Victorian glasshouse. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to 8th September for groups of between 10 and 40.

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