Exploring the beauty of Parcevall Hall Gardens in the Yorkshire Dales

PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 July 2015 | UPDATED: 20:27 19 November 2017

Parcevall Hall and Gardens

Parcevall Hall and Gardens

© Paul Aldred 2006

This month we dedicate The Gallery to Parcevall Hall Gardens in the Yorkshire Dales with photographs by Enid Pyrah and Paul Aldred

If it is inspiration you are looking for then travel no further than Parcevall Hall Gardens in the Yorkshire Dales. The once wild moorland scrub is now 24 acres of what some describe as among the most beautiful gardens in the region. And it is difficult to disagree.

Sir William Milner, architect, horticulturalist and plantsman, restored the then derelict hall as his home in 1927 and from then set out and developed the gardens. The hall, a Grade II listed building, now a religious retreat and conference centre, sits high on a hillside near Appletreewick with breathtaking views to Simon’s Seat and along beautiful Wharfedale.

The hall isn’t open to visitors but the gardens are the only RHS and English Heritage registered gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Sir William died in 1960 and their care is now in the hands of head gardener Phillip Nelson. The formal and woodland gardens include many specimen trees and shrubs collected from China and the Himalayas. At the top of the gardens is a natural rock garden considered to be the finest of its kind in Northern England. There are woodland trails, a camellia walk as well as a chapel garden and apple orchard to explore. w

Learn more about this tranquil place at www.parcevallhallgardens.co.uk and look for Phillip Nelson’s latest garden news and developments on the Parcevall Hall Gardens Facebook page.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Yorkshire Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Yorkshire Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Yorkshire Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Fri, 00:00

The first ever National GetOutside Day takes place on Sunday 30 September with the aim of getting 1 million people active outdoors across the UK.

Read more
Mon, 00:00

There’s lots going on in Wakefield so visitors shouldn’t just confine their visit to the nationally famous Hepworth gallery, says Tony Greenway.

Read more
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Flamborough might be small but it has a big beach bag full of fun stuff for visitors to do

Read more
Flamborough
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Enjoy this walk with its secretive paths through shady woods starting from a classic North York Moors village

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Gateway to the Dales can be the perfect base for a walking holiday around the Yorkshire Dales, this selection of walks are all within a ten mile radius of the market town.

Read more
Skipton
Monday, September 10, 2018

Ambitious plans are going ahead to create new and unique public gardens that will inspire your own planting

Read more
York
Thursday, September 6, 2018

There’s much more to Leyburn than you might expect, as Martin Pilkington discovered when he joined the growing throng of visitors.

Read more
Leyburn
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

There are plenty of reasons for the obvious pride locals have in Brighouse

Read more
Brighouse
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Organisers of the 160th Great Yorkshire Show welcome many thousands of visitors to their anniversary extravaganzer

Read more
Great Yorkshire Show
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The hidden life below the waves is vital to the wildlife above it. Clea Grady from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust takes a peek into the North Sea

Read more

Topics of Interest


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Property Search