Garden visit - York Gate
Hi folks. Went to this garden yesterday with a group of gardening buddies and thought it was great! Only small (just an acre) but very well designed, with lots of variety and interest, and good home-made cakes... always a bonus!
Lots of different "rooms", each with a different feel - I liked the contrast here between formal and informal.
A lot of glimpses from one area to another. That's Tropaeolum speciosum growing up the yew obelisk. It's a richer colour than appears in the photo below...
Lots of different combinations of gravel and local stone used in the paths - the bottom example used old mill stones of various sizes.
There's a stream and various ponds, plus a bog garden.
...and lots of lovely plants...
Anyone recognise this, above? It's prickly, both the leaves and the flowering stem, and grows to about 3 feet.
Two espaliered plants - conifer and pyracantha. Very striking!
Do go if you get the chance. It costs £5, and is run by the gardening charity Perennial.