The rose garden
The formal rose gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall were created during the 1950s and 1960s under the direction of the late Lady Hastings. The gardens contain many different species of roses, all chosen for their beautiful foliage and fragrant scent.
The box hedging framing the roses was planted in the 1920s and is an important part of the Hall's heritage and lavish history.
The parterre was the first large-scale work of famed English garden designer, James Russell.
A shepherdess and secret gardens
A carved, stone shepherdess stands by the entrance to the pond garden. An iron gate, bearing the initials CH for Catherine Hastings, opens onto a grassed 'secret garden', containing a goldfish pond and summer house. This was Lady Hastings’ favourite part of the garden.
The Weeping Ash
Set in its own lawn, edged by herbaceous borders, is a magnificent Weeping Ash. It is thought to be 270 years old, having been mentioned in letters dating back to the mid 18th century.
It is lovingly cared for by our gardeners, who have added strategically placed supports to prop up its ageing branches.