A late seventeenth century brick house and a mainly twentieth century garden (made after 1921) by Major Edward Compton. There is a statue walk, spectacular double herbaceous border, a curving Laburnam Pergola, Water Garden, Rose Garden and a Victorian Rock Garden amongst other compartmented gardens. The gardens are large and well-maintained. Also held at Newby is a National Collection of Cornus. Only a partial avenue of lime trees survives from the 1697 layout. It is being recovered and a good case can be made for restoring more of the old layout. The twentieth century design has good planting, and a fine model railway, but looks amateurish, which is exactly what it is. The design is based on compartments of which the most elaborate is the rock garden.
nr Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 5AE
April to September. Daily except Monday (but open Bank Holiday Mondays and also open Mondays in July and August). Open 11am to 5.00pm.
Adult House & Gardens £11.00, Gardens only £8.00