The gardens at Beningbrough Hall
Discover the formal gardens, walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and recently introduced Pergola, all of which make up the many, varied gardens at Beningbrough.
A labour of love
We’ve reached the second exciting and most significant development yet for Beningbrough’s garden transformation, the planting of the new Pergola. In spring 2018, the garden team of staff and volunteers started planting the shrubs that will bring this sunny spot to life. The Wisteria 'Alba' is in its infancy now, but holds all the promise for this tranquil area of the gardens.
The 300,000 bulbs planted along the ha-ha walk in autumn 2016 were the first changes introduced as part of award winning garden designer Andy Sturgeon's garden vision for Beningbrough.
Read more about the garden vision project.
Double herbaceous border
A little piece of Italy
Bulbs, blossom and blooms
Step along the ha-ha walk in late winter and early spring
Bedding out Victorian style
A stroll around Beningbrough's walled garden will take you through the historic pear arch, under the vines in the greenhouse and passed the growing produce. It's a popular spot for visitors and because of the confined space and use of produce, this along with the play area are the only parts of the garden that dogs are not permitted to visit.
Over 50 varieties of apples & pears, plus many other fruits & vegetables, are cultivated using traditional methods in two acres of enclosed kitchen garden. Harvested produce like the Beetroots below are used in the restaurant and surplus sold through the shop.
Take a bit of Beningbrough home
If you're inspired after your exploring, pause at the stables shop for something for your own bit of green space. Inside browse the books or head to the outdoor shop where for most of the year you can find tools, kits and ornaments to decorate your patch with. The benches are full of plants as the season evolves and the team can happily ask the gardeners if there was a particular plant you're after. There's a changing local bench for when the garden team have surplus from their propagation or harvested produce and in autumn a range of bulbs to pick up.
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