Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

Child running in the garden at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

The formal Rose Garden was established here in the early 20th century. Box hedging frames beds filled with modern bush and shrub roses, planted by the late Lady Hastings in the 1960s and 70s.

In summer, they provide eye-catching colour and fragrance, from the dark pink flowers of ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ to the coppery orange and yellow of ‘Just Joey’ and ‘Graham Thomas’, the latter named after the Trust’s first Gardens Advisor. 
The herbaceous border to the north of the Rose Garden contains huge bay buttresses and a variety of summer flowering plants.