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...

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Harewood House

Evening visit

An evening at Harewood House to celebrate Yorkshire Garden’s Trust 25th Anniversary, by courtesy of the YGT President The Countess of Harewood.

Harewood House, engraved by Scott (after JMW Turner) published 1816. Source:…. CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported).

Day visit

Thwaite Gardens and Bishop Burton Walled Garden

Once part of the estate of Thwaite Hall, an important survival of a 19th Century villa, but now owned by the University of Hull, in 1948 it became the Thwaite Botanic Gardens.

Bishop Burton Walled Garden, built in the 1780s, is now open to the public.

Photo of Bishop Burton Walled Garden by Jim Godfrey


Edwardian Gardens

Continuing Professional Development Event

An event aimed at expanding the knowledge of professional gardeners and owners, along with horticultural apprentices and students, especially those with Edwardian gardens.

The William and Mary Garden completed by Mrs Gwendolen Gascoigne before the 1st W War. Photo: Val Hepworth

Day visit

Summer picnic

St Mary's Garden, Lastingham

An opportunity to visit and picnic in Clemens and Johanna Heinrichs’ garden which has 10 discrete areas to explore.

Lecture / Talk

Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’

Louise Wickham

Our biennial joint lecture with the Yorkshire Philosophical Society is ‘Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’, given by Louise Wickham, based on the newly published book she has written with Deborah Turnbull.



Afternoon visit

This visit provided an opportunity to enjoy two bespoke tours at the 1927 five acre Arts and Crafts garden, designed by George Dillistone, adjacent to the former Terry family home.

Photo of house and formal garden by Gillian Parker


Aldborough Roman Site and Aldborough Manor Gardens

Afternoon visit

The gardens of Aldborough Manor contain extraordinary archaeological surprises extending from Roman Times to the early 20th century.

Photo of Roman ruins in Aldborough by Julie Prescott


Day visit

Renishaw Hall

Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, Renishaw Hall and its gardens offer glimpses into its history from every century, but it is famous as an Italianate garden set in the traditional English country side. 

Photo of White Garden by Chris Beevers

Day visit

Boynton Hall

A visit to the gardens and landscape park at Boynton Hall, not usually open to the public, by courtesy of the owner Mrs Sally Marriott.

Day visit

AGM at Bramham Park

This year our AGM was held at Bramham Park, by kind permission of Nick and Rachel Lane-Fox. 

For illustrated reports of the AGM, lecture and visit please see YGT Newsletter 50 - Spring 2022 - pages 1-7:…