We had a break in Yorkshire in the middle of September, and visited some lovely gardens and plant nurseries. Here’s a quick review and photos showing where we went:

York Gate Garden, Adel, Leeds

York Gate Garden is in fact north of Leeds! It is owned and run by ‘Perennial’, the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society. As a keen herb grower I have seen pictures of the herb garden at York Gate in many herb books, but only found out where it was this year. So, of course, Paul and I had to make a visit. It is a one acre garden, but feels much bigger, and it owes much of its shape and design to the Arts and Crafts Movement. There is a lot of detailed hard landscaping – including a row of grindstones set in the path, and it is definitely my type of garden. The garden is full of interesting features and good planting.

It has spurred me on to focus on some more hard landscaping and pots/ ornaments etc. here at Fieldcrest.

The volunteers in the shop and the gardeners were most welcoming and helpful and we bought lots of plant from the small nursery. Pictures of various parts of the garden below.

Definitely recommended. Details from www.yorkgate.org.uk