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Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

Grewelthorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3DA

Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

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Opened in 2005, The Himalayan garden and sculpture park is a 20 acre woodland garden in a spectacular setting approx. 6 miles from both Masham and Ripon.

A rich tapestry of spring colour, the garden is teaming with a fabulous array of plants cloaking the steep hillsides from the valley floor up to the house. The garden is home to an extensive collection of rare Rhododendrons and Himalayan plants, nestled among mass plantings of showy hybrids. Lovely swathes of spring bulbs drift through the garden providing early colour whilst charming native bluebells and groundcovering perennials complete the picture later in the season creating a characterful understory and knitting the whole garden together. The garden now boasts an extensive collection of plants with over 500 different species of Rhododendron alone! We have more than 1000 different hybrid Rhododendrons (including Azaleas!), planted in groups for maximum impact during the flowering season.

The topography of the site allows you to discover the garden bit by bit, with “Oooohs and Aaaahs at every turn”. Streams meander through the gardens ‘valleys’ leading down to the peaceful lakes. The recently installed Chinese pagoda, built in Bali, sits beautifully at the edge of ‘Magnolia Lake’ adding the final touch to the beautiful reflections.

Tours & Talks by appointment. Tea Room. Plants for sale.

Visit website: www.himalayangarden.com

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