About

The land surrounding Yorke House is divided by a stone and brick wall into two roughly equal areas of 2 acres each. 

 To the north side, a nature reserve is being developed, which supports a small woodland, wildflower meadow and wildlife pond. 

 To the south side, the ornamental gardens include a wealth of varied features, plantings and vistas. This area is designed as a series of inter-connecting spaces, one area unfolding into another to give variety and to maintain interest.

 

Yorke House Garden
 

The design and plantings have developed to take into consideration a number of factors:

 – the ambiance of the surrounding countryside of Nidderdale and views provided by the location 

– the encouragement of a wide diversity of wildlife 

– the type of soil – heavy clay, now enriched with farmyard manure

 – the provision of materials for artistic use 

-the creation of gardens for relaxation and pleasure

 

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Yorke House - stream 2

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