Newby Hall and Gardens

Newby Hall is situated just 4 miles west of the A1 motorway on the outskirts of Ripon in North Yorkshire.

Newby Hall is the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton and one of England's finest country houses.

The house was built between 1690 and 1695 by Sir Edward Blackett and was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam. 

The award winning gardens we see today were largely created in the early 1920’s by the present owners grandfather Major Edward Compton who inherited Newby Hall in 1921. The famous double herbaceous borders are flanked by numerous compartmented formal gardens flanked by double yew hedges, each filled with plants to be at their best throughout the different seasons of the year. The gardens he created over a period of 50 years extend to some forty acres and make a great contribution to the 20th century gardening design. 

There is a large children’s adventure garden with a moated fort and water play features; a miniature railway, a woodland discovery walk and a contemporary sculpture park. There is an excellent restaurant, shop and a well-stocked plant centre. 

I am looking forward to future visits to see how the gardens change with the Seasons.

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Thursday 31st May 2018
Wednesday 29 August 2018