Gardens of Yorkshire

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  • Uncover the gardens of Yorkshire on this short break to England.
  • Visit a selection of gardens, including Newby Hall, Castle Howard & Harlow Carr Garden.
  • Learn more about the famous literary sisters at Brontë Parsonage Museum.
  • Free time to explore Harrogate at your own pace.
  • Be accompanied by Iain MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide throughout the tour.

Book Your Trip From £939pp

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2 Adults

Your Guided Garden Tour of Yorkshire

The spectacular scenery and beautiful gardens of Yorkshire await us on this fantastic garden holiday. We’ll be based in the historic spa town of Harrogate, ideally located to enjoy day trips to the region’s most incredible gardens. We'll enjoy visits to Castle Howard and Newby Hall, both magnificent stately homes renowned for its exquisite architecture and landscaped gardens. Other highlights include Breezy Knees Gardens which boasts over 6,000 different plant varieties and RHS Harlow Carr Garden has enchanting woodland areas. Experience the wild countryside that was home to the famous Brontë sisters, which inspired the novels of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. We'll visit their home, which is now a museum and contains an impressive collection of their manuscripts, letters and poetry. 

Trip Itinerary


Activity Level: Moderate


Bronte Parsonage & Parcevall Hall

Depart Dublin & Bronte Parsonage

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Today we meet with our expert gardener Iain MacDonald at Dublin airport for our flight to Leeds Bradford where we will transfer to Haworth Parsonage Museum for a guided tour; this was home to the Bronte sisters and where they wrote all of their novels. There will be time to visit the vault in the parish church where all, except Anne, are interred.

Parcevall Hall

Our next visit of the afternoon is to Parcevall Hall Gardens – home to terraces, pools, herbaceous borders, rockeries and roses in a wonderful setting.  Later this afternoon we will transfer to the town of Harrogate where our tour will be based.

Dine as a group this evening in our hotel.


Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens & Newby Hall

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

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Following a leisurely breakfast, we depart our hotel for a visit to Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, an organically managed, wildlife friendly family garden close to York. Described as a quintessentially English garden it is a family garden lovingly planted over 40 years by Vanessa Cook.

Newby Hall & Gardens

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Early this afternoon, we visit Newby Hall and Gardens,  with its renowned double herbaceous borders, woodland gardens and sunken rose garden. One of Britain’s finest house, the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, an exceptional example of 18th century interiors. Built in 1690 by Sir Christopher Wren and engaged and adapted by Robert Adam.  

Return to Harrogate mid-afternoon with time to explore this lovely spa town.


Breezy Knees Gardens & Castle Howard

Breezy Knees Gardens

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This morning we start our day with a visit Breezy Knees Gardens, one of the largest gardens in the North of England covering over 20 acres where we will explore vibrant borders, sparkling fountains and a myriad of blossom.

Castle Howard

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Join us this afternoon on a visit to historic Castle Howard & Gardens! Widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest historic houses construction of the home began in 1699 and took over 100 years to complete. With 1000 acres of parkland to explore it is a haven of peace and tranquillity with extensive woodland walks, temples, lakes and fountains. Other highlights include the rose gardens and ornamental vegetable garden.


Scampston Hall Gardens, Harlow Carr Garden and Return Home

Scampston Hall Gardens

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After checking out of our hotel, we depart our hotel for a visit to Scampston Walled Garden. Piet Oudolf was commissioned to create this imaginative garden in 1996. His trademark prairie planting combines with formal and asymmetrical topiary and landforms, wonderful planting of perennials and grasses, which look spectacular at this time of year.  

RHS Harlow Carr Garden

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This afternoon join us on a visit to the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr; 58 acres of formal, traditional and contemporary borders, vegetable gardens, wildflower meadows and an extensive bog garden.

Return to Dublin

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Transfer to Leeds Bradford airport in the late afternoon after a wonderful few days discovering the Gardens of Yorkshire.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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The Yorkshire Hotel

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Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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