Day visit

Summer picnic

St Mary's Garden, Lastingham
Lastingham, North Yorkshire
Lastingham. Photo Clemens and Johanna Heinrichs


Johanna says “We are excited to welcome you to our garden which is situated on the edge of the village with nice views to Lastingham Church and is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. We work with nature by gardening organically, with a no dig approach and companion planting, hence we do not fight nature. During the lockdowns we have been very busy and created new areas and redesigned our productive plot. There are so many things to say about our garden, so do come and see for yourselves.”

In addition, St Mary’s House was once the holiday and retirement home of Professor Sydney Ringer, 1835-1910, the physician best known for inventing Ringer’s solution, which led to the introduction of the saline drip in medicine. After, there should be the opportunity to visit nearby historic Lastingham Church, with its unique apsidal Norman crypt.

Cost £14.00, non-members £16.00 includes morning refreshments and strawberries and cream.  

Booking info

This event can be booked by either:

  1. email ( and a BACS transfer to Yorkshire Gardens Trust (sort code 05-09-94, account number 25555237) using your name as reference, or
  2. completion of the booking form sent to members which should be returned by post to: The Events Secretary, 2 East Avenue, Huddersfield, HD3 3LW.

Joining details will be sent out two weeks before the event.