An 18th century walled garden, with fabulous views of Richmond Castle and Culloden Tower, will open briefly to the public on Sunday 30 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, Dennis and Marcia McLuckie, have restored the garden over the last eight years or so, adding shrubs, trees, lawns, herbaceous borders, roses, ponds and a vegetable garden around the existing trees and pathways. New this year is a stream that bubbles between ponds, a reminder of the underground streams that flow under the garden.
The opening will benefit local charity, Just the Job, with proceeds going towards its Big Green Build project.
Admission, from 1 to 5:30 pm, costs £5 (free for under-16s). Teas and cakes will be available for sale. A one-way route will aid social distancing, and if there are too many people in the garden visitors may be asked to wait. Just the Job will be selling plants and crafts so use your waiting time to browse and buy!
The garden is on a hill, and while the main grass paths are accessible with a wheelchair, they are quite steep. Note that there are no toilet facilities this year (because of C****).