The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden

Evocative of a cliff walk in Yorkshire, this garden is where the wild woodland meets the coastline as it spills down from a ruined abbey to the water’s edge, complete with rowing boat hauled up onto the beach

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From the show

  • A seaside scene representing many landscape areas of Yorkshire
  • Naturalistic woodland style of planting changes as it reaches the sun soaked cliff edge
  • The mural within the ruined abbey gateway is painted by Knaresborough artist Julie Cope

At the garden

The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden celebrates the stunning Yorkshire coast by bringing a slice of it to the heart of the capital. The garden is inspired by the rugged beauty of Yorkshire’s striking shorelines, the drama of the county’s many historic buildings and Yorkshire’s special relationship with its agricultural heritage.

You’ll see a ruined abbey, chalk cliffs, a beach and the sea, with gently rolling waves lapping the shore. The inclusion of a trompe l’oeil painting within the ruin links this coastal paradise to the farmland beyond. The planting has a wild feeling with plenty of colourful wildflowers, grasses and native trees.

Sponsored by Welcome to Yorkshire, the garden’s aim is to highlight the beauty of Yorkshire and inspire people to experience that county for themselves.

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