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.
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.
John Cook, the resident poultry-keeper, will take you to meet our own poultry on this hands-on course.
|“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.|
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