Since the creation of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust in 1996 more than 300 events have been organised for our members and guests. Here are some recent highlights...

For reports of earlier events please follow this link to earlier Newsletters


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Day visit

Ledston Hall Gardens

YGT members enjoyed an introductory talk covering the history of the site and a guided tour of the gardens and pleasure grounds.

Day visit

Brodsworth Hall Gardens


Join us for an in-depth summary of the history of the site followed by an extensive garden tour over 14 acres. Features of interest such as the newly-restored Target Garden, the Alpine Bed, The Grotto/Quarry Garden, a Summerhouse and eyecatcher promise a day full of colour, history and surprises.


Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Visit Yorkshire Gardens Trust installation and stand
Day visit

Jervaulx Hall Gardens, Summer Picnic

Day visit

Bowcliffe Hall Gardens

A rare opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the gardens at Bowcliffe Hall with the Head Gardener. 

Photos: Clive Nichols courtesy of the photographer/Bowcliffe Hall

Day visit

North Yorkshire County Record Office & Newburgh Priory

Morning visit to archives with talk, followed by afternoon site visit

This two-part event began with a morning visit to the North Yorkshire County Record Office in Northallerton for an introductory talk by Moira Fulton and an opportunity to view a selection of historic estate plans of Newburgh dating to the 17th- and 18th-centuries. This was followed in the afternoon, by a visit to the grounds of Newburgh Priory led by Moira.



Sion Hill Gardens, Summer Evening Party

Members and guests enjoyed prosecco and canapés in the gardens of Sion Hill Hall and raised funds for YGT's bursary fund.

Day visit

Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden

An afternoon visit to the grounds of Thirsk Hall, which included a guided tour of the historic walled garden. The tour finished with tea and cake.


Day visit

Rock Garden Study Day at Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington

A full-day event at Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, focussed on the history, design and restoration of the Backhouse rock garden, with a morning of lectures by local experts, followed by guided tours of the gardens in the afternoon. 

Day visit

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

A tour of Valley Gardens, when we learnt something of the history of the gardens, including the Old Magnesia Well Pump Room and the newly-listed Grade II Sun Pavilion and Sun Colonnade, and  spotted some of the many specimen trees.