Newby Hall and Gardens | Ripon
Built under the guidance of Sir Christopher Wren in 17th Century, the superb contents of the house, collected by William Weddell, ancestor of the Compton family, include the Gobelins Tapestry Room, a renowned gallery of classical statuary and some of Chippendale’s finest furniture. Newby Hall, near Ripon, is the Yorkshire home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton.
The 25 acres of glorious award-winning gardens are full of rare and beautiful plants including the National Collection of Cornus. Newby’s famous double herbaceous borders, amongst the longest in Europe, form the main axis, off this central walk are numerous formal, compartmented gardens.
Amongst others there is Sylvia’s Garden, species Rose Garden, a Water Garden, an Autumn Garden, even a Tropical Garden here in North Yorkshire! Truly “A Garden for All Seasons”.
Newby’s exciting Adventure Garden for Children has been thoughtfully and safely designed for children of all ages – from the interactive waterplay area, sandpit and swings for toddlers through to climbing frames and bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats for the older children. And of course, Newby’s famous Miniature Railway is for children and adults alike!