Tiered, 2½ acre garden with lawns, mature trees, formal hedging and gravel pathways. Lavender beds, mixed shrub/herbaceous borders, and hot double herbaceous borders. Apple espaliers, pears, soft fruit, produce and herb gardens. Terrace with pergola and vines. Sunken garden with white border. Woodland with naturalistic planting and spring bulbs. Quaker well, stream and spring area with 3 bridges, ferns and hellebores near mill stream. Beautiful snowdrops and aconites early in year.
Treasure Hunt for children. Self catering accommodation at Nordham Cottages see website.
Sunday 18 February (11am - 3pm), Sunday 20 May (12 - 5pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Refreshments in the stone cottage with log fires in February and also in May if necessary!
Refreshments in aid of North Cave Church.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement February to October for groups of 10+, adm £10 to incl home-made tea. Admission £10.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Partial wheelchair access to top of garden and terrace on pea gravel. Sloping paths thereafter.
How to find us
Fawley House, 7 Nordham, North Cave, Yorkshire, HU15 2LT
15m W of Hull. L at J38 on M62E. L at ‘30’ & signs: Wetlands & Polo. At L bend, R into Nordham. Fawley's on RHS. Car park further ahead. From Beverley, B1230 to N Cave. R after church. Over bridge. Car park ahead.
More about Fawley House
The house was built in 1865 with terraced gardens, established at a similar time, and an enormous aged copper beech in front of the house. Since the present owners moved in 8 years ago, there have been considerable changes made to the garden, however the original terracing and box hedging defining shape and structure, remain unchanged.Over the last 8 years the original borders have been mostly replanted with herbaceous perennials and themed borders introduced; white border in the sunken garden; 2 long borders with pinks, blues, and purples. The 'cherry' bed has been extended to include lavenders, roses, bulbs and pinks. A new bed has been introduced at the top of the upper bank to mirror the planting in the extended bed below. The old fruit garden has been transformed to a terraced fruit and vegetable area with espalier apple trees down one side, and pear trees on the other, giving shape and form and providing windows to other areas. The espaliers replace the bamboo which had completely invaded the space.In spring of 2010 a double herbaceous border was introduced to replace the old vegetable garden and chicken run. Trellis providing climbing walls, are now clothed in climbers, and help to make windows to other parts of the garden. The double 'hot coloured' beds contain herbaceous perennials for all year round colour, but especially planted for late summer. A zinc artichoke was added in 2015 as a focal point and a new greenhouse was built opposite in 2016. The secret garden by the stream is a hideaway and a special place to enjoy the wildlife and tranquillity. Two bridges cross the stream which leads to a short woodland walk with more naturalistic planting. A third bridge was made is 2015 over the spring area. The circuit path leads to a Quaker Well and reclaimed bank, cleared of fallen trees and is home to ferns and bulbs. Early in the year the woodland area is a picture with snowdrops and aconites, giving way to daffodils later on. Much of the woodland area was originally covered in bamboo when the present owners first arrived. This has since been cleared to be able to enjoy the woodland and dell with natural spring filled with pseudocorrus. Accomodation at www.nordhamcottages.co.uk, next door to Fawley House.