The gardens at Newby Hall offer a diverse mix of plants and garden areas – from the recently renovated double Herbaceous Border to the vast stones in the Rock Garden. It’s a plantsman’s garden with lots of unusual specimens growing alongside the more familiar.
We also have a National Collection of Cornus which is integrated into the many twists and turns of the 25 acre garden.
The Silent Space
Sylvia’s Garden was created as a memorial garden to Sylvia Compton, the present owner’s grandmother. Enclosed by yew hedging, it provides a peaceful and reflective space – ideal for grasping a moment away from the pressures of a busy life.
The planting is soft within the sunken formal structure of the paths and beds. Take the opportunity to sit on the south-facing seat or on one of the many corner pillars immersed among the flowers.
In addition to the regular Silent Space in Sylvia’s Garden, as the seasons change, we will suggest another area within the garden that is offering a particularly reflective atmosphere. Keep an eye on the website from April to September as we choose a location that is perfect for experiencing a quiet moment.
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For opening times please see the Garden's website.