Harewood was awarded a Gold Award in the category for Country Houses, Estates, Parks & Gardens. Helen Fletcher, craft gardener for the Terrace, collected the award on behalf of the gardens team.
The gardens of Harewood House do not disappoint the expectations of such a prestigious site. There are areas to suit all age groups and activities to match. Lazy walks through woodlands, adventure playgrounds and the botanical interest of the Himalayan Garden are just a few of the areas to attract visitors to this remarkable place.
Harewood doesn’t rest on its laurels though and there are interesting developments in the walled garden and new interpretation boards.
The planting and care of plants in the terrace area is superb with colour co-ordinated borders containing interesting plants and an extensive traditional parterre and this is without considering the magnificent views this area offers. The Himalayan garden captures the spirit of a garden from another culture very well.
It was good to see the planting in the walled garden with its educational focus and suggest some permanent taller planting/features to break the space down into smaller areas.
You can read the full results of the Yorkshire In Bloom judging on their website here.