Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nurseries
We would love to welcome you to Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nurseries, which is a delightful late 18th Century farmhouse surrounded by a series of contrasting gardens with a specialist plant nursery. Each of the gardens are packed with texture and foliage, densely planted for ease of maintenance based on cottage garden principles.
Situated just 6 miles from York, the Gardens have received glowing reviews from both national newspapers and magazines.
Stillingfleet Lodge was bought in 1975; it was an unloved farmhouse that had been empty for over a year. There was very little garden, mainly a vegetable plot with no shrubs or trees.
We specialise in unusual perennial plants, many of which can be seen in the garden. There is a huge selection of plants that thrive in the shade, such as Pulmonaria and Brunnera.
We have arranged some wonderful workshops for you at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, these run throughout the year. The workshops include refreshments and free entry to the garden.
Homemade cakes and refreshing teas within our courtyard café are a must for every visitor. The cafe area in our lovely renovated barn is a place to sit, relax and enjoy the peace.
We are open at various times between April and September – please see our Visitor Information Page for dates and times. The gardens are large enough to spend an hour or two exploring but there is still a feeling of an intimate secret garden.
Choosing Plants for Shady Areas -30th April
Learn how to select plants that thrive in shady places. By using the many shade-loving plants of Stillingfleet gardens as an illustration, Vanessa will teach you how to view shade as an asset when planning your planting.
|“Worth a long journey to visit” – RHS Gardens.|
|“One of the best cottage gardens” – Gardens Illustrated.|
|“Inspired plant combination… a tranquil delight” – Daily Telegraph.|
|“At Stillingfleet Lodge nature and nurture combine to create a harmonious whole” – The Garden Magazine.|
Read more comments on Tripadvisor: