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The Hutts, Grewelthorpe, Ripon,
Yorkshire, HG4 3DA

01765 658009

01765 658912

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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 18th April - 8th June (Inclusive) ; daily except Mon; 10am - 4pm. Open BH Mon. Other times by appointment only.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Please telephone first. No access for large coaches.

Group Appointment: Yes

Private tours of 15 -30 guests by appointment

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:


To see:

Rhododendrons (over 700 types), azaleas, magnolias.

Admission Prices

Adults £6.50; Children under 12 free.

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

No access for the disabled because of steep woodland paths. As in 2010, there will be a sculpture exhibition where there will be several items for sale, in addition to non for sale sculptures owned by the garden proprietor

Garden Features & Events

Beautiful woodland walks, lake, sculptures. 1,000 new plants will be planted in the new Valley area this Spring.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Swinton Castle, Masham (5 miles)


Swinton Castle, Masham (5 miles)

Inns & Pubs:

The Crown, Grewelthorpe

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Masham (5 miles) - Black Sheep Brewery tour. Kirkby Malzeard

Description of Garden

The garden is set in a sheltered valley 850 feet above sea level in the Yorkshire Dales. In spring and early summer it is ablaze with colour from over 700 different types of rhododendron, over 150 types of azalea and 100 different magnolias. There are also many other Himalayan plants and trees. Woodland walks wind down to an attractive lake. Selected pieces of modern art are dotted around the garden.

History Of Garden

The garden was originally planted in the early 20th century, with many of the rhododendrons being around 100 years old. Major-General Sir Charles Dalton was a previous owner of the estate and first opened the gardens to the public in the 1950s. The current owner, Peter Roberts, now in his eleventh year at The Hutts, has carried out extensive renovation work on the garden and planted thousands of Himalayan plants, many grown from seed collected in the Himalayan region.

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