By Arrangement gardens in Northumberland

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 Northumberland there’s a range of gardens available for private By Arrangement visits, find out more below.

The Beacon, Stocksfield

This garden illustrates how to make a cottage garden on a steep site with loads of interest at different levels. Planted with acers, roses and a variety of cottage garden and formal plants. Water runs gently through it and there are tranquil places to sit and talk or just reflect. Stunning colour and plant combinations. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 27th May to 15th September for groups of 5+.

Fallodon Hall, Alnwick

Part of Northumberland’s history. Extensive, well established garden, with a hot greenhouse beside the bog garden. The late C17 kitchen garden walls surround cutting and vegetable borders and the fruit greenhouse. Natasha McEwen replanted the sunken garden (from 1898) and the redesigned 30 metres border was planted in 2019. Woodlands, pond and arboretum with over 10 acres to explore. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 20th March to 30th October for groups of between 5 and 30.

Ferndene House, Ryton

¾ acre garden surrounded by trees. Informal areas of herbaceous perennials, formal box bordered area, wildlife pond, gravel and bog gardens (with boardwalk). Willow work. Early interest – hellebores, snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells and tulips. Summer interest from wide range of flowering perennials. 1½ acre mixed broadleaf wood with beck running through. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 15th April to 19th August for groups of 10+.

Kirky Cottage, Mindrum

Ginny Fairfax has created Kirky Cottage Garden in the beautiful Bowmont valley surrounded and protected by the Border Hills. A gravel garden in cottage garden style, old roses, violas and others jostle with favourites from Mindrum. A lovely, abundant garden and, with Ginny’s new and creative ideas, ever evolving. All plants propagated from garden. Opens for By Arrangement visits all year.

Woodlands, Springwell Village

Mature garden on a site of approx one seventh acre – quirky, with tropical themed planting and Caribbean inspired bar. Also an area of cottage garden planting. A fun garden with colour year-round, interesting plants, informal beds and borders and pond area. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 10th June to 27th July for groups of between 10 and 30.

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