“On recommendation from a friend I visited the garden on an open day at Yorke House. I spent the morning admiring the beauty of the garden and it certainly inspired me.” quoted by Betty Harper

“A truly inspirational day, we are extremely grateful for the hospitality shown by Pat and Tony and we shall definitely be recommending a visit to our friends.” quoted by Angela Jones

“Our Flower Club visited Yorke House on a beautiful evening in June. We were made to feel very welcome by Pat and Tony. The collection of unusual Hostas and other foliage plants were particularly interesting to members of the Club.” quoted by Ruth Thomas

“The cream tea was fabulous!” quoted Joe Riley

“Many thanks for a superb evening strolling round your beautiful garden – I was green with envy, at your Hostas in particular!” from Norma Dobney, Halifax Flower Club

“ My guests were enchanted by your beautiful garden and greatly appreciated your generous hospitality.” From Tulip Bembrose, Ripon

“ Having just returned from holiday I was bombarded this morning with the ladies telling me how much they enjoyed their morning with you. They tell me the cream cake was particularly delightful and everyone was so pleased to bring back a plant to put in their gardens.” From Anne Worden, Harrogate Society for the Blind

“ We all really enjoyed our visit to your delightful garden on Wednesday – and it was very kind of you to let us have our picnic there. You made us feel very welcome” from Carolyn Bathurst, West Lanes Flower Club, Southport

“ Our members thought the garden was wonderful and several agreed with the idea of your wild and ornamental areas, if only they had the space!” from Joyce Hickman, NE Hardy Plant Society

“ Thank you for making it such an enjoyable and informative evening. The countryside was looking at its best and it was lovely to relax in such beautiful surroundings.” From Audrey Edwards, Bingley Flower Club

“Thank you very much for the guided tour of your garden – our guests greatly enjoyed it and so did I.” From Mark Cunliffe-Lister, Swinton Park Ltd

“The smell of old roses, colourful plants, beautiful formation of shrubs and trees, water lilies in a pool of fish, a wonderful place for wildlife to live and stunning views beyond. A wonderful garden visit.” From Joan Hughes, Heritage Flower Club

“Your garden and hospitality are simply wonderful. And your mum’s cream cake is absolutely first class!” from Steve Hill, Otley

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