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Castle Howard - York
Reflecting the splendor of the house, the gardens at Castle Howard are magnificent. The 1000 acres of gardens are scattered with lakes, lawns, fountains and woodland areas - the highlights being the Temple of the Four Winds and the Mausoleum. The 18th century Walled Garden is filled with roses, delphiniums and an ornamental vegetable garden which is perfect for a relaxing stroll, or take a little more time and explore the woodlands with their beautiful seasonal displays of rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas. After exploring these wonderful gardens why not put your feet up and treat yourself to a cream tea or cake in their Courtyard Cafe, Lakeside Kiosk or Fitzroy Rooms Restaurant. A perfect day out with something for everyone.
Castle Howard is a 20 minutes drive from the Hotel and in 2009 is open all year (except Christmas Day) from 10am until 6:30pm (or dusk) with last admissions at 4:30pm. Dogs are welcome on leads. There is ample parking plus designated disabled parking, land transport for less abled visitors and wheel chair loans available. Prepaid tickets for entry to both the gardens and the house can be arranged by our hotel reception.
Duncombe Park - Helmsley
Duncombe Park Stately Home is surrounded by 35 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens to explore. Enjoy the great lawns and terraces, doric and ionic temples, yew tree and woodland walks and a favourite for children both old and young alike - the scented 'secret' garden! If you are feeling more energetic the House and Gardens sits within over 2000 acres of parkland, which has waymarked walks, discovery trails and orienteering courses for all ages and abilities. The Fountain tearooms can be found at the Parkland Centre, serving home cooked Yorkshire baking, afternoon teas and hot and cold lunches, just the thing to refuel for the five minute walk back to the hotel.
The gardens and parklands are open between 12th April 2009 and 25th October 2009 from 11:am until 5:30pm, with last admissions at 4:30pm. There is car parking available at The Parkland Centre and the centre has level access for wheelchair users. Dogs are welcome in the Parklands on leads. Prepaid tickets for entry for the house and gardens can be arranged by our reception.
Yorkshire Lavender and Howardian Herbs - Terrington
Based just outside of Terrington, a twenty minute drive from the hotel, Yorkshire Lavender is an award winning garden displaying hundreds of different varieties of lavenders and herbs. There are 60 acres of gardens to explore including a sensory garden, dry garden, purple patch and the Wibbly Wobbly Way - a unique hillside game of snakes and ladders! As well as the gardens, Yorkshire lavender is home to a large nursery, tea room (famous for their delicious lavender scones with jam and cream!) and gift shop which stocks the full range of The Lavender Food Company, which includes lavender honey, biscuits and even sausages!
Yorkshire Lavender is open every day from 21st March 2009 until 20th December 2009 from 10am to 5pm. There is car parking available on site with designated disabled spaces and the gardens, tearooms and gift shop are all wheelchair accessible . Dogs are welcome in the surrounding parkland
Sutton Park - Sutton on the Forrest, York
This beautiful house and gardens, that was built in the eighteenth century, is located in a scenic village on the outskirts of York, a 30 minute drive from the hotel. The gardens are a fantastic mix of rare and unusually plants as well as more traditional native types in an array of manicured lawns, mixed flower and rose borders, water features and follies. There are also several woodland walks marked out if you are feeling a little more energetic! After stretching your legs, why not out your feet up and indulge in a scrumptious cake and coffee in the tearooms.
Sutton Park Gardens are open daily from 1st April 2009 until 30th September 2009 from 11am to 5pm. There is a car park near to the entrance and visitor facilites and the majority of the formal gardens are wheel chair accessible. You are welcome to accompany your dogs on the woodland walks, but only assistance dogs are allowed in the formal gardens.
Newby Hall - Ripon
The gardens at Newby Hall were taken on by Major Compton in 1921, the results now being 25 acres of stunning gardens which are a delight for amateur and professional gardeners alike. The gardens were designed with a main axis running from the main house to the River Ure, consisting of a double herbaceous border, flanked by double Yew Hedges through which runs a wide grass pathway - a stunning sight which leads off to several themed gardens, including the rock garden, rose garden, autumn garden and tropical garden. A licensed restaurant offering a variety of tempting hot and cold dishes, a shop selling locally sourced gifts ideas, a miniature railway and adventure playground for the children makes Newby Hall a fantastic day out for all the family.
Newby Hall and Gardens is located between Ripon and Boroughbridge and is a forty five drive from the hotel. The gardens are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5:30pm between 1st April 2009 and 27th September 2009. Dogs are not allowed in the garden, but they are more than welcome to play on the grass next to the picnic area! There is a car park on site with designated disabled spaces, and a map of a wheelchair accessible route around the gardens is available from the Pavilion Entrance.
Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Woodland Garden - Bedale
The creation of just one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner, this stunning arboretum covers 85 acres of woodland walks. Situated in the Yorkshire Dales near the scenic market town of Bedale, an hour drive from the hotel, Throp Perrow Arboretum has something to appeal to everyone. It is the home to one of the largest and rarest tree and shrub collections in England. There are many marked out trails to follow, a large lake to enjoy a picnic by, a wonderful tearoom serving tasty home baking, an adventure playground for the children to explore and dogs are allowed into the gardens on their leads! A perfect family day out.
The Arboretum is open daily throughout the year from 10am to 5pm or 11am to 3pm between Mid November 2009 until Mid February 2010. There is ample parking with designated disabled spaces and the arboretum is wheelchair accessible.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr - Harrogate
Harlow Carr is the North's premier botanical garden and takes in around 58 acres on the edge of Harrogate. This garden is a showcase of horticultural excellence which combines informative displays with peace and tranquillity. There are some fabulous features to enjoy including the Gardens Through Time, the Winter Walk and the Rose Revolution Borders. Harlow Carr has just been voted the Gardeners World's 2009 Favourite Garden in Northern England Award. Finish your visit with a treat at their fabulous Betty's Tea Room! Matthew Wilson who is the former curator of Harlow Carr designed our Spa Garden here at The Feversham Arms Hotel.
Harlow Carr is an hour drive from the hotel and is open daily all year except Christmas Day. The Gardens open at 9:30am and close at 6pm between March 2009 and October 2009 and 4pm between November 2009 and February 2010. Last admission is one hour before the gardens close. There is a large free car park with designated disabled spaces near the garden entrance and a drop off service at the entrance can also be prearranged with the garden office. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.
Wolds Way Lavender - Wintringham, Malton
Wolds Way Lavender is hidden gem in the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. This garden is home to over seven acres of differing lavenders that flower from the brightest purple to purest white as well as many herbs. Take a break and put your feet up and enjoy a ride on the Narrow Gauge Railway that travels around the farm and gathers the Lavender Harvest. On site is their own lavender distillery, which produces the essential oils that are added to a range of cosmetic products that are for sale in the farm shop, and a fabulous Lavender tearoom serving light meals and refreshments, ice creams and their famous Lavender Scones!
Located to the South East of Malton, Wolds Way Lavender is a forty minute drive from the hotel. It is open between April 2009 and October 2009, Sunday to Thursday from 10am until 4pm. There is a large free car park with designated disabled spaces, the majority of the garden is wheel chair accessible and many of the lavender and herb beds are raised. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the garden.
Studley Royal Water Garden - Ripon
Built by Sir Thomas Aislaby and his son William after they were exiled from London in a financial scandal in the 1700s, the gardens are one of England's most spectacular Georgian Water gardens. The gardens have changed little over the past two hundred years, the original geometric ponds, canals, follies and statues are still the highlights. The gardens lead onto the oldest part of the Studley Royal Estate, the deer park where 500 Red, Fallow and Sika deer still graze today. After exploring all of the Studley Royal Estate, why not reward yourself with a delicious cake and coffee at the Victorian Tearooms
The Gardens are open daily from 9am to 5pm between April 2009 to October 2009 and Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm (or dusk) between November 2009 and January 2010. Dogs are welcome in the gardens on leads. There is car parking available on the estate, which has designated disabled parking anf the majority of the gardens are wheelchair acessible. There is also estate transport available for less abled visitors between the visitor centre to the Studley Gates.
The Walled Garden at Scampston - Malton
This exciting garden opened for the first time in 2004. Designed by Piet Oudolf, winner of Gold and Best in Show at Chelsea 2000, this inspired modern design in the 4.5 acre walled garden features the designer's use of grasses and perennial meadow planting, flowering from June until October. After you have expereince the Walled Garden, a more traditional formal garden can be enjoyed at the front of Scampston House, which leads through to the woodland walks that can be undertaken in the parklands of the estate, designed by Capability Brown. After exploring the Walled Garden, why not treat yourself in their award winning tearooms which serve morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. Dogs may be taken for walks in the parkland, but only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens and on the woodland walks.
The Gardens and Grounds are open Tuesday until Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays between 10th April 2009 until 1st November 2009 from 10am until 5pm with last admission at 4:30pm. There is ample parking by the entrance and the gardens and all visitor facilities are disabled accessible.
The Helmsley Walled Garden - Helmsley
A short two minute stroll from the Feversham Arms Hotel, this magical hidden garden has surprises round every corner. The towering walls surround five acres of busy kitchen gardens, producing hundreds of varieties of organic fruit and vegetables. Once a thriving garden producing many of the fruit,vegetables and cut flowers for the House and Estate, the garden fell into disuse during the first world war. The garden was then given a new lease of life in the late 1990's when work started on it to restore it to it's former glory, with the new additions of a tropical Hot Border and Physic Garden full of medicinal plants and herbs. After taking in the spectular views and the large selection of fruit and vegetables growing in the garden, why not sample some?! The Vineyard vegetarian cafe at the Walled Garden serves the freshest salad, picked to order from the garden!
The Garden is open daily between 10:30am and 5pm with last admission at 4:30pm between April 2009 until October 2009. Dogs are more than welcome on leads. The garden is a short walk from the public car park, but there are some disabled parking spaces by the entrance. Prepaid tickets to the Walled Garden can be arranged with our hotel reception.
The Forbidden Corner - Leyburn
Simply mind blowing! This is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises in a four-acre garden in the heart of the Dales that defies description. The Temple of the Underworld, The Eye of the Needle, a huge glass pyramid....kids of all ages will love it. There is so much to explore there is even a check list to ensure you don't miss anything! You are guaranteed to work up an appetite with so much to explore, so why not call in at the corner cafe for a coffee, tea or bit of light lunch.
Located in Leyburn it is a drive an hour and twenty minutes drive (but it's well worth it) and admission is by pre-booked ticket only, which can be arranged through our reception. The Forbidden Corner is open daily between 1st April 2009 and 31st October 2009 from 12 noon to 6 pm and only Sundays from November 2009 until Christmas 2009 between 10am to 6pm (or dusk). The gardens have very limited access for wheelchair users, but the visitor facilities and surrounding woodland walks are wheel chair accessible. Only assistance dogs are allowed at The Forbidden Garden.