National Garden Scheme Summer Opening and 90th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday 22nd July 2018 - 12 to 5 pm
This year the Hall is celebrating a milestone in its gardening history with its 90th anniversary celebrations of opening for the National Garden Scheme. See our 90th anniversary page for more details of the photographic exhibition held to celebrate at our July opening.
Goldsborough Hall will be opening on Sunday 22nd July 2018 for the National Garden Scheme. The grounds in July are full of interest and garden highlights include the Rose Garden planted with old roses – Old China Blush, Little White Pet and Comte de Chambord – interplanted with lavender angustifolia ‘Old English and lined with lavender ‘Munstead’.
The beech hedges were planted in Princess Mary’s time and the sundial in the centre is a gift to Princess Mary from the people of Horton, Oxon. The two 120ft herbaceous borders were planted in a Gertrude Jeykll style in 2006 and include ever-lasting sweetpeas, irises, helianthus, rudbeckia and dahlias.
There are some magnificent and ancient trees in the grounds including a giant redwood, a very rare sorbus, a pseudo acacia from the 1750s and one of the oldest horsechestnuts left standing in the country.
A visit to Goldsborough Hall’s gardens would not be complete without a stroll up the quarter-mile Lime Tree Walk, planted by Royalty in the 1920s.
Cost £5 per person. Children free. Light lunches and delicious home-made teas will be available. Dogs on leads are welcome.
All proceeds will be going to charity – those charities nominated by the NGS include Marie Curie Cancer – and a percentage of the proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church, Goldsborough. St Mary’s Church will also be open on the day.