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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.

 The Gardens

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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.

The Nurseries

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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.

Art Exhibitions

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Every month we host an exhibition from a different artist in the Cafe. In August 2014 we will also have a Wire and Willow sculpture exhibition throughout the garden . 

The Cafe

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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.


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Free-Range Poultry-Keeping

6th September

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

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Recent quotes:
“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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