Newby Hall was built between 1691-1695 and shortly afterwards the owner, Sir Edward Blackett, commissioned Peter Aram as head gardener to lay out formal gardens and avenues in keeping with the period.

The gardens were redone in the 1920's with an eye toward the design of Lawrence Johnston at Hidcote Manor. Leading from the house toward the River Ure is an axis with double herbaceous borders on each side. Currently, the gardens cover over 40 acres. The gardens also hold the National Collection of Cornus (Dogwoods).

Newby Hall & Gardens
Newby Hall
Ripon
North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

 

This is a magnificent private garden that is now open to the public! When you hear the term "English borders" there are few better examples than the ones on this property. There are also fine examples of "garden rooms" that are arrayed along the outside of the border boundaries. This is one of those "must see" gardens.

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