The Garden Guide

Newby Hall and Gardens

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.

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Photograph © Newby Hall
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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

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