One of our favourite Richmond gardens is having a rare Open Day. If you haven't yet visited then you should!
Mr Yorke's Garden is just a few minutes' flat walk from the Market Place. An 18th century walled garden, with fabulous views of Richmond Castle and Culloden Tower, it will open 13:00 - 17:30 on Sunday 13 August.
The garden was built by John Yorke, who lived in a mansion by the River Swale. The mansion was demolished in the early 19th century, and the walled garden became a market garden. The owners have restored it over the last 11 years, adding shrubs, trees, lawns, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and a vegetable garden around the existing trees and pathways.
Admission, from 1 to 5:30 pm, costs £6 (free for under-16s). The opening will benefit a wonderful local charity, Just the Job, which provides work and training opportunities for adults with learning difficulties.
Teas and cakes will be available for sale. Note that the garden is on a hill, and while the main grass paths are accessible with a wheelchair, they are quite steep. There is no parking at the garden, but car-parks are nearby and there are often spaces on Newbiggin.
Mr Yorke’s Garden, Cravengate, Richmond, DL10 4RE
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