Our first garden visit of the year was a great success. The seven-acre garden in Langbar was created in 1848 around an early Victorian house and has been tended by the Boyle family for 37 years.
Mr Boyle gave us a tour of the grounds, pointing out interesting items and answering our questions. Much of the garden is steeply sloping (one area even named “rest and be thankful” and we could see why) and backs on to a grouse moor and it gives a marvellous view of the Yorkshire countryside.
The garden had beautiful woodland walks amongst a variety of large species of trees, rhododendrons, magnolias and bulbs. It has an old greenhouse which was originally heated by a coke boiler, as was one of the walls of the orchard at the very top of the garden.
Other features of the garden include a windbreak, a pond and a stone built tunnel
Paxton Plant Market is on Saturday 31st May. Please consider planting and growing on for the sales table and, if you can help on the day from 10 am, this would be appreciated.