Visiting the garden at East Riddlesden Hall
- 02 November 2022
Tread the hidden paths and enjoy the colours of Autumn at East Riddlesden Hall. Discover more about the gardens here.
The formal garden
Herbaceous borders surround the green lawns, which are lovingly tended by volunteer gardeners. The garden walls are covered in climbing plants and ivy. Surrounded by trees the gardens are bright with autumn colours. The benches along the lawn are the perfect place to enjoy a hot drink from our tearoom. This main part of the garden was designed in 1972.
The wild garden
The wild garden provides the perfect contrast to the main garden. At this time of year, it is covered leaves from the canopy above. This peaceful, wild spot is a favourite place for our garden wildlife. Bugs can be found crawling through the grassland and birds can be heard singing loudly in the treetops.
At the back of the garden, head through the ivy archway and you’ll find another secret spot. In Mollie’s Garden, you’ll see a variety of homes for our little garden wildlife as well as beds for cut flowers. You’ll also find one of the most important parts of our garden – the compost area. Here is where we make all the compost in the gardens, from garden waste collected throughout the year.
Fields and meadows
Enjoy a local walk along the lower fields, looking for wildlife on the banks of the River Aire. This open space is a great place to enjoy some peace on quiet on your doorstep, with plenty of room for little ones to charge about and room to stretch your legs on the riverside path.
If you’re visiting with your four-legged friend, please be mindful of livestock grazing in nearby fields. Please do keep your dogs under close control and help us care for this special place by removing any waste and using the bins provided.
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