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Constable Burton Hall Gardens

Large romantic garden with terraced woodland walks. Garden trails, shrubs, roses and water garden. Display of daffodils and over 6,500 tulips planted annually amongst extensive borders. Fine John Carr house (not open) set in splendour of Wensleydale countryside.

Constable Burton Hall Gardens plays host to a magnificent Tulip Festival, on the first May Bank Holiday weekend. Sponsored by Chelsea award winning nursery Bloms Bulbs, over 6,500 traditional and new variant tulips are planted throughout the gardens.

Opening for NGS:
Sunday 25 March (12 - 5pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Light refreshments.
Light Lunches and Teas.

Mr & Mrs D'Arcy Wyvill

For other opening times and information, please phone 01677 450428, email or visit

How to find us

Constable Burton Hall Gardens, Constable Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LJ

3m E of Leyburn. Constable Burton Village. On A684, 6m W of A1, between the towns of Bedale & Leyburn.

More about Constable Burton Hall Gardens

The atmosphere of Constable Burton Hall Gardens has evolved over time: from the Elizabethan period, with its more formal concept of sweeping lawns and parterre terraced gardens, to the present day, with its more informal design.

Within the terraced woodland garden, fine trees have matured over many years. These include a large sweeping Cedar of Lebanon, together with a majestic Deodar Cedar. These canopy trees provide welcome shelter for a wide variety of plants including a fine collection of Acer japonica, Acer palmatum and various forms of magnolia, all of which create colour and scent throughout the season. Ground cover plants that will tolerate heavy shade include hostas and ferns, and Rodgersia podophylla with their large chestnut-like leaves which produce creamy white flowers in summer.

The Stream Garden and Lily Pond offer another dimension to the garden, with fine examples of architectural and marginal plants. This is an area where large groups of bog arum, bamboo and Gunnera manicata create an impressive show.