Today's Lucky Dip into What's On Richmond has pulled out an Open Day at one of our favourite Richmond gardens. 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 (see photo), it will open from 13:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 25 June.
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 Mayfest, Richmond's annual festival of historical and traditional music and dancing.
Teas and cakes will be available for sale, and Trouvère will provide appropriate gentle medieval background music. Note that the garden is on a hill, and while the main grass paths are accessible with a wheelchair, they are quite steep.
Mr Yorke’s Walled Garden, Cravengate, Richmond, DL10 4RE
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