Friday, 9 June 2017

Yorkgate again

Another day (rather wet and humid) and another open garden. This time it was Yorkgate in Leeds, (which I last visited a whole five years ago. How time flies!)  The garden was bequeathed to and is now maintained by Perennial, the Gardeners' Benevolent Society. It was created by the Spencer family, who owned the house between 1951 and 1994. The house itself is now a lovely coffee shop, with offices above.

Our gardens seem to have been affected somewhat by the long spell of dry weather we've had this Spring and there is perhaps a little less colour in the borders than you might expect. There is, though, some lovely foliage in this garden, the tubs were full of enormous tulips and the wisteria was in full bloom.


  1. Hi Jenny - well that's cheered me up ...beautiful - what a great place to visit - cheers Hilary

  2. Lovely garden. I can't imagine the amount of work that must go into making a garden look just so for the day. Mine's been largely flattened by the wind this week - mainly because I didn't get around to putting enough canes in to support things properly.


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