12, April, 2024 - 13, April, 2024

Skeeby Manor Open Garden

Where

The Manor House, DL10 5DX

When

12, April, 2024 - 13, April, 2024

Cost

A suggested donation of £5

Organiser

Skeeby Manor

Description

Step into spring with a visit to the beautiful garden of Skeeby Manor in Richmond.

About the garden

The garden is one and a half acres sheltered by walls and hedges. There is a courtyard, herbaceous and mixed borders, soft fruit, a quarry garden – ‘The Dell’ – with a pond, shrubs, bulbs and perennials, leading to ‘The Glade’, with some newly-planted trees and shrubs, and ‘The Valley’, which was originally the sunken track for the leading out of the stone. There is also a terraced shrub rose garden, ornamental trees and a conservatory/greenhouse.

The garden design and planting would still be easily recognised by Ian and Val’s predecessor, Dr Mary Pease, who lived at The Manor House from 1956 until her death in 1981, but Val has done more planting and created the rose terraces from what had been a semi-derelict area. The old asbestos hen-house/shed from c. 1940, built by Miss Evelyn Pease, has been rebuilt in timber with a cedar shingle-covered roof and is now the tea room and a summerhouse.

When?

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13

What time?

11am until 5pm on both days

How can I attend?

Simply arrive at The Manor House (43 Richmond Road, Skeeby, DL10 5DX) between the opening hours. Entry is by donation (a suggestion of £5 per person). There is parking in the village car park or at the front of the house, and there will be someone at the house to give directions if necessary.

Additional information and accessibility

There will be tea, coffee, cakes and a plant stall available in return for donations.

Normal risks apply to the garden as there are steps, slopes and uneven ground. Wheelchair access is limited, but can be accommodated. Please contact Val at val@hepworthskeeby.co.uk or by calling (01748) 822 617 with any enquiries.

Location

The Manor House, DL10 5DX

Cost

A suggested donation of £5

Sponsorship

N/A

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