Blooming lovely event at Belsay

Belsay Hall is putting on a weekend of fun activities to celebrate its blooming gardens.

Friday, 21st June 2019, 11:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 1:54 pm
Blooming Belsay. Picture by Jane Coltman
Blooming Belsay. Picture by Jane Coltman

Visitors to the beautiful 30-acre, Grade I listed site on Saturday and Sunday will be able to enjoy tours led by the talented team who look after the property. They will also be sharing some handy hints for creating a stunning garden.

Younger visitors will be able to enjoy a garden explorer trail throughout the day, 11am to 5pm on both days, and get crafty with creating fairy gardens and bug hotels. Join the Belsay Hall croquet team for demonstrations and then test your own skills in some garden games.

There will also be family sunflower planting, machinery displays and plant sales. A brass band will be playing. Victorian tea rooms will serve up some tea and cake.

Belsay Hall has one of the largest rhododendron collections in the country as well as a Quarry Garden with its own microclimate, which ensures there is always something in season throughout the year.

This was created by Sir Charles Monck in the early 19th century.

His grandson, Sir Arthur Middleton, added the Winter Garden, Yew Garden and Magnolia Terrace.

There is a timetable for the tours and band performances. Call 01661 881636 for more details.