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Ripon, N. Yorks,
Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

01423 322583

01423 324 452

Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
1st Apr - 25th Sept; Tues - Sun & Bank Holidays; in July & Aug; 11am - 5pm, last admissions 4pm
Information Hotline : 0845 4504068

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

12noon - 5pm, last admissions 4pm Tours in Apr, May & Sept start on the hour. in June, July & Aug tours start every half hour

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

June June - July July - August

To see:

Laburnum pergola Rose garden Herbaceous borders

Admission Prices

House & Garden: Adult £12.20; Child/Disabled (4-16yrs) £9.50 (under 4-y-o free); Over 60s £11.20; Family (2A + 2C) £41; Family (2A + 3C) £44; Group (15+) Adult/OAP £11.20, Child/Disabled £8.50
Gardens only: Adult £8.70; Child/Disabled £7.20 (under 4-y-o free); Over 60s £7.70. Family (2+2) £31; Family (2+3) £36;
Group (15+) Adult/OAP £7.70, Child/Disabled £6.20; Over 60s £7.20

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dog allowed only in special exercise area, not in the gardens.
Children's Adventure Playground, and Miniature railway open full season
Contemporary Sculpture Park open from June - Sept.
Sunday 24 & Monday 25 April - Easter Fun Days
Sunday 8 May - Spring Plant Fair
Sunday 15 May - Cystic Fibrosis Yorkshire 10K and Fun Run
Friday 3 - Sunday 5 June - Craft Fair
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June - Yorkshire Vintage Association
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June - British Museum of Folklore
Sunday 3 July - Jaguar Day
Sunday 17 July - Historical Vehicle Rally
Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 August - Open Air Shakespeare 'Hamlet'
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August - North East Carriage Driving Association
Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September - Darlington Dog Show
Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 October - Sarah Raven Study Days

Garden Features & Events

Award-winning gardens, centred around the longest double herbaceous borders in Europe. Numerous compartmented formal gardens. Woodland discovery walk with contemporary sculpture park.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:


Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Swinton Park Boars' Head Bay Tree Farm

Inns & Pubs:

The Ship, Aldborough The Crown, Roecliffe Sawley Arms, Sawley

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

These 40 acre gardens are centred around a main axis running from the south front of the house down to the River Ure. The axis consists of double herbaceous borders with double yew hedges and a broad grass walk down the middle. Off it are compartmented 'rooms' of formal design, each filled with plants planned to be at their best for different seasons. They include a Rose garden, Tropical garden, Sylvia's garden, White garden, Water garden, Autumn garden and Orchard garden, amongst others. Truly a garden for all seasons.

History Of Garden

Newby Hall was built between 1685-1695. Soon afterwards, the owner, Sir Edward Blackett, employed Peter Aram as Head Gardener and, guided by London & Wise, he laid out the formal gardens and avenues in the style of the period. This design was superseded by that of Major Edward Compton in 1921, influenced by Lawrence Johnston's Hidcote Manor. The Major died in 1977 leaving much repair to be done to his grand plan. Fortunately his son, Robin Compton, rose to the challenge and has renovated and replanted the garden.

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