Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall

Gresgarth Hall

The 12 acres of gardens at Gresgarth Hall are designed by the renowned landscape architect and multi-award winning garden designer, Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd. Gresgarth is also her family home.

The setting is in a valley, cut out of the surrounding fields over millennia by a tributary of the River Lune called Artle Beck. The sound of water is ever-present.

The terraces descend from the house to the lake, and are planted with roses, clematis and more tender plants in season, and the predominating pinks, purples and silver-whites compliment the rugged grey stone of the Gothic house.

Pebble mosaics by Maggie Howarth are set in the pavement of one small garden: the four family zodiacs are linked by the Milky Way, with an olive tree for the Italian-born Lady Arabella, a temple for architecture and meteorological elements.

The kitchen garden is a short walk away and contains an elaborate potager. The valley is planted on both sides with a collection of rare and interesting trees, some of them grown from seed collected in Japan. There are pathways on the south-west slope of the valley and a new river viewing deck on the house side.

A Chinese-style bridge that crosses the fast running beck draws the visitors to see the sculptures, classical and modern, including a folly and tufa obelisk set amongst birch trees; a serpentine walk is nearby. There are colour-themed borders, a pleached lime walk and a circular lawn beside the lake.

Gresgarth Hall

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