Gardens

Newby Hall

Newby Hall

Burton Agnes

Burton Agnes

RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Harlow Carr

Thorp Perrow

Thorp Perrow

Studley Royal Water Garden

Harewood House

Newby Hall

Newby Hall

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with some of Britain’s finest Robert Adam interiors, Newby Hall is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and classical statuary. With 25 acres of award winning gardens including one of Europe’s largest double herbaceous borders, an enchanting woodland walk and a miniature railway, younger visitors will also enjoy the exciting adventure gardens.
Distance from Swinton Park 14 miles.
www.newbyhallandgardens.com

Burton Agnes

Burton Agnes

Described by Simon Jenkins, author of England’s Thousand Best Houses, as ‘the perfect English house’, Burton Agnes is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within the same family for 400 years. It is currently run by Simon Cunliffe-Lister, brother of Mark (owner of Swinton Park). There are also award winning gardens and a Norman Manor House.
Distance from Swinton Park 74 miles.
www.burtonagnes.com

RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Harlow Carr

The gardens at Harlow Carr were first planted in the 1940s, and now extend to 27 hectares. Recent developments include the Rose Revolution Borders, Gardens through Time and the Winter Walk.
Distance from Swinton Park 23 miles.
www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Harlow-Carr

Thorp Perrow

Thorp Perrow

The arboretum at Thorp Perrow is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 85 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe, in that it was the creation of one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 – 1977). There is also a Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre.
Distance from Swinton Park 4 miles
www.thorpperrow.com

Studley Royal Water Garden

Studley Royal Water Garden

Studley Royal is arguably England’s most important 18th century Water Garden. With its formal, geometric design and its extraordinary vistas, the water garden was inspired by the work of the great French landscape gardeners and is a Georgian masterpiece of an ornamental green garden adorned with Classical statues and follies.
Distance from Swinton Park 10 miles.
www.fountainsabbey.org.uk/html/visiting/what-to-see/studley-royal-water-garden/

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This is the most beautiful time of year at Swinton Park. The Walled Garden beds are brimming over with peonies, delphiniums and roses as well as young vegetables and fragrant herbs. Enjoy these at our Garden Lunches and Garden Design Days while learning how to create a productive garden.

A fundraising exhibition showcasing some of the North’s most respected and contemporary artists will take place at Swinton Park from 18th June to 18th July 2014, with a Private View event on the evening of Thursday 26th June. Click New Lights for details and Private View tickets.