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Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open Garden open all year; daily.
Group visit rates are available and a guide may be booked. Please telephone for further details.
Mar - Dec; Tues - Sun
The garden can be appreciated at all times of the year; in winter the garden structure, evergreen shrubs and holly collection provide interest. From February onwards the spring bulbs provide colour and scent with snowdrops followed by carpets of scilla, chinodoxa and finally daffodils and narcissi. The herbaceous borders are delightful throughout the summer months. The rock and fern gardens are undergoing restoration.
Day admission rates from £3 per person. Annual tickets available from £10.80. Please check the website or telephone for further details.
Disabled access limited in parts of he house. Plants for sale, summer months only. Dogs in park areas, and must be on leash in gardens. Events: check website please. Scooters are available for free loan to help you explore the park and gardens, please telephone to book.
There are facilities for the whole family to enjoy at Lotherton; As well as the Hall and gardens there are two play areas suitable for different age ranges, a Bird Garden with over 150 species of birds, an orchard of traditional apple varieties and a red deer park.
Closest village is Aberford with three public houses. York, an amazing historic city, is around 15 miles to the east of Lotherton and Leeds, perhaps more renowned for shopping is around 14 miles to the west. Both offer accommodation.
A garden of compartments set out to the south and east of the Hall which comprise; a walled garden with tender climbers and roses; rose parterre; 'William and Mary' formal Dutch style garden with box topiary and pond; rock garden and fernery; wild flower meadow; herbaceous borders.
Lotherton is an Edwardian garden that has retained its original structure since being laid out between around 1908 and 1922. The garden is designed as a series of compartments or individual gardens with exuberant planting contained within the formal structure. Restoration work to the gardens began last year and it is envisaged that over the coming years visitors will be able to see planting schemes that more closely reflect those originally planned. The gardens will remain open throughout as the gardeners will work on small areas at a time.