BELSEY, Dr & Mrs R L, Brookfield, Jew Lane Oxenhope, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9HS. Garden with many unusual trees and shrubs, alpines in greenhouse and frames. [Shown on Yorkshire TV in 1998]. Open by appointment, please telephone. Tel: 01535 643070.
CLARK, Mr L A, Steep Farm, Meltham Road (Chain Road), Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorks., HD7 6JZ. Screes, raised beds, planted paths, walls, sinks, wide variety of alpines, shade loving perennials. All year round garden, but best in the late Spring. Spare plants for sale or exchange. Open by appointment, weekends, some evenings, some Tuesdays & Thursdays. Bed and breakfast available. [on eastern edge of the Pennines, ½ way between Oldham & Huddersfield off A62]. Open by appointment.
Tel: 01484 846801.
FROGGATT, Anne, Acorn Cottage, 50 Church Street, Boston Spa, Yorkshire, LS23 6DN. 78 year old - ¼ acre alpine rock garden. Open for NGS, Wed 24th, Sun 28th and Wed 31st March; Sun 4th and Wed 7th April, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Admission £2.00, Children 50p, Teas, no Dogs., & Harrogate Spring Flower Show. Open from March to early April by appointment to individuals, groups and coaches of AGS members and friends Groups and coaches also welcome by appointment. Coffee or tea and home-made biscuits and scones - £2.50, proceeds to the AGS. Tel: 01937 842519.
LEGARD, Sir Charles & Lady Legard, Scampston Hall, Malton, Yorkshire, YO17 8NG. Gardens open to the public simultaneously with the house opening end May to beginning of June; end July to beginning of August; daily 1.30 – 5.00pm except Saturdays. Teas available. Private parties and AGS members welcome, by appointment, at other times.
Please ring. Tel: 01944 758224.
MYERS, Michael D, Fairview, Smelthouses, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorks, HG3 4DH. ½ acre garden on a steep south-west facing slope with woodland to the east. Bog plants, shade lovers, formal rose garden, raised beds, alpine house and frames, small fernery, 150 different named snowdrops. New features still being added, completion 2005. 3 National Plant Collections Anemone nemorosa; Hepatica & Primula marginata. Open days throughout the year – full details on the website. 12 miles north of Harrogate, just off A6165 Near Wilsill. Also open by appointment. Please phone for directions. Tel/Fax: 01423 780291.
SLACK TOP ALPINE GARDEN: This naturalistic garden, begun in 1980 and spanning approximately a quarter acre, has a beautiful setting overlooking moors and woodland. It features rock and scree beds, a 100ft planted wall, ponds, an indoor rockery plus many interesting containers and troughs. The season is late high in the Pennines, so the garden is often at its best between May and August. Most of the plants growing in the garden are also for sale in the adjoining nursery.
Accessibility – please note that the garden is on a slope with stone paths and steps, so unfortunately not all of it is easy to access in a wheelchair, but the nursery owners will make every effort to assist.
Slack Top Alpine Garden, 1 Waterloo House, Slack Top, Hebden Bridge HX7 7HA
STARK, Mrs Ann, Woodlands Cottage, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorks., HG3 4BT. Situated in the Yorkshire Dales, the garden extends to approximately one acre. We have more than our fair share of large boulders and have created a rock garden on the edge of old woodland. Many hardy perennials, shrubs and herbs in semi-formal areas and a productive vegetable and fruit garden. Also we have a small nursery, selling home propagated plants. Refreshments can be available with enough notice. Garden open by arrangement for individuals or groups from April to September. Find us on the B6165 Ripley to Pateley Bridge Road, 1 mile west of Summerbridge. E-mail: email@example.com
Tel: 01423 780765.