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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.
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.
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.
A private community garden, born out of a vision to provide an oasis of green space in a neglected area. Browse the raised vegetable beds, watch the wildlife pond. Enjoy spring bulbs, followed by a procession of different blooms through summer and autumn. The garden started in October 2020, and now has borders with flowers and produce, willow pergola and arch, seating areas, and a story to tell. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to September for groups of between 15 and 30.
A large family garden full of hidden surprises and extensive views. The main garden is about an acre inc gravel garden, vegetable patch, orchard, play area, model trains, lawn and woodland gardens. There’s a further four acres to explore which inc wildlife ponds, woodlands, meadows, hens, ducks, alpacas and a maze. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to October for groups of 12+.
Woodside is set in 12 acres of which 2 acres have been developed into garden. The owner had a stroke 32 years ago yet has designed and executed the works mostly single handed. The garden includes prairie bed, woodland beds, rose garden, bog garden over 100 trees, a wood, wildlife pond, vegetable and cut flower beds and runs horticultural therapy for adults with disability. Opens for By Arrangement visits from June to August for groups of up to 15.
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