Woodlands Cottage Garden

Woodlands Cottage, is set in Nidderdale, one of the Yorkshire Dales, close to Harrogate.

The garden merges into the ancient semi-natural woodland on its eastern boundary and our aim has been to retain the local character of its rural setting

Trillium chlorpetalum
The present garden has been evolving since 1985, when major restructuring began.

The site, with its proximity to woodland and the naturally occuring grit-stone rocks gave the opportunity to create a wildlife friendly garden,
but the original cottage garden provides a sheltered location for growing fruit and vegetables and flowers as well.

The more formal part of our garden has been laid out as a series of “rooms” each with a distinct theme


Visiting the garden

We have been opening the garden in aid of various charities since 1995.

In 2020, we shall be open on Sunday 10th May from 1.00-5pm, admission £4.00 for NGS.
Low Hall in Dacre will be open on the same day.

On Sunday 12th July Woodlands Cottage will be open from 12.00 noon to 5pm as part of an NGS group in Summerbridge and Dacre Banks.  
We also welcome private visits by prior appointment.

Magnolia stellata

Soldanella villosa

Rhododendron Erythronium
    "Cowslip" dens-canis


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