Eastgate Cottages
Gardens
There are some lovely gardens within day trip distance of any of our cottages. Below is a list of some of the larger gardens. There are also many open gardens in the area throughout the Summer, watchout for the signs, some can be really fabulous.
The Arboretum Trust, Kew at Castle Howard
This peaceful valley is home to a collection of rare trees and shrubs. Walk or picnic in a secure environment, some of our most beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
Enjoy our rare wild flowers appearing in this ancient parkland. Glimpse some of the great variety of bird life, green woodpeckers, owls, tits, and even our resident kingfishers.
An inspiration for photographers and artists, but most of all a tranquil landscape for everyone to enjoy.
Round off your visit with a visit to the new café, selling excellent tea and coffee and home made produce.

Visit www.kewatch.co.uk for further information.
Walled Garden, Helmsley
Step inside this magical hidden garden and discover surprises round every corner. Set against the backdrop of Helmsley Castle, the towering walls surround five acres of beautiful gardens with many unusual varieties of flowers, vegetables and herbs. Stroll through the newly restored Victorian glasshouses or picnic on the lawn. Friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to give advice. 70 varieties of Heritage apples, British Clematis Society's National Display Garden, 34 Victorian indoor vines and modern outdoor vines. Vinehouse cafe, craft workshops and unusual plant nursery complete the perfect day out.

Visit www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk for further information.
Walled Garden, Scampston
An inspired contemporary garden, newly planted in the 4.5 acre C18 walled garden at Scampston, opened for the first time in 2004. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Piet Oudolf, winner of Gold and Best in Show at Chelsea in 2000, his use of grasses and perennial meadow platning ensure year round interest, with a late spring border for keen plantsmen. Some rare plants are available for sale and the restaurant offers morning coffee, light lunches and snacks.

Visit www.scampston.co.uk for further information.
Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Harlow Carr is the newest and most northerly of the four RHS gardens.
The garden is seeing exciting new developments while retaining its uniquely tranquil and welcoming atmosphere. Probably the most spectacular are the dramatic new Rose Revolution borders that edge the path to "Gardens through Time". Their use of mixed perennials, grasses and roses beautifully combines sustainable practice, inspirational horticulture and a contemporary twist!
The garden offers interest for all seasons - from vegetables to wildflowers and alpines to woodland - and now the fabulous Bettys Café Tea Rooms and Shop offering delicious food and the best teas and coffees.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk for further information.

Castle Howard Grounds
The Gardens and Park are breathtaking throughout the seasons and, with many diverse areas to explore, visitors can find peace and tranquility whichever path they choose.

Visitors can enjoy extensive walks through woodlands, formal gardens, along terraces or beside water, and view the buildings and sculptures in the landscape. Memorable sights include the Atlas Fountain, the Temple of the Four Winds, the Mausoleum and New River Bridge.

Visit www.castlehoward.co.uk for further information.
Burnby Hall Gardens. Pocklington
These gardens, are home to the National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies - the biggest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe. The two lakes that contain the lilies are set in eight acres of beautiful gardens - including rock gardens, a natural shrubbery, formal beds, the Secret Garden, a Victorian Garden and many other attractions.

Visit www.burnbyhallgardens.com for further information.
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