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Woodside, Killerby

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.

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Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby
Woodside, Killerby

About Woodside, Killerby

Woodside is set in 12 acres of which 2 acres have been developed into garden in stages over the last few years. The remaining ten acres wrap around the property comprising fields and 2 paddocks. The owner had a stroke 32 years ago and worked full time until 3 years ago, yet has designed all elements of the garden and completed the works mostly single handed. Many of the plants have been grown from seed or taken from cuttings.
The garden has a number of features including a large prairie bed comprising grasses and autumn perennials which attract numerous bees and butterflies, spring woodland bed,bog garden, rose garden with box and lavender hedging, fruit trees, woods complete with rookery and wildlife pond where moorhens have nested the last two years The main beauty of Woodside lives in its many trees, over one hundred ranging from British native trees to conifers, himalayan birch, cherry trees which cover the lawn in white blossom in May, redwood and monkey puzzle. The owner continues to add to these. The garden is designed to show colour in different areas through all four seasons. The wide use of grasses extends interest into the winter months, creates movement on Woodside’s exposed windy site and leads the eye from formal garden to field. The garden attracts a wealth of wildlife and one challenge has been to balance the demands of nature’s guests with garden design. There are several seating areas and the garden sits on one level though the woods and paddocks have uneven ground.
Part of one paddock has been converted into a vegetable and cut flowers garden comprising raised beds and a polytunnel. From here the owner runs social and therapeutic horticultural therapy for adults with physical disability and long term conditions.
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Location details

Woodside,
Killerby,
Darlington,
Durham,
DL2 3UH

Directions to Woodside, Killerby
Between Summerhouse & Ingleton. Parking offered in fields if ground very wet, vehicles can also park on the main road in Killerby village & walk the ¼m up North Ln.

Woodside, Killerby openings

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits from June to August for groups of up to 15.

Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.

Refreshments Light refreshments inc in adm price.
Admission Adult: £8.00
Child: Free

Accessibility

  • The garden sits mostly on one level although paths in the woods are narrow for wheelchair access.
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FAQs

Payment is by cash only. Please get in touch with the owners for more details.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at Woodside, Killerby at this time.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the garden at this time.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at Woodside, Killerby, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at Woodside, Killerby are accessible to wheelchair users.

Yes. Woodside, Killerby seeks to offer a sustainable refuge for nearby fauna and wildlife. These sanctuaries host diverse habitats supporting indigenous flora and fauna and nurturing local biodiversity.