Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and plant nursery is a wildlife friendly garden, planted up to encourage bees whilst retaining the beauty of a traditional cottage garden. It remains a family garden and continues to develop every year.
Where is Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nursery located?
The pretty village of Stillingfleet is 6 miles south of York, on the B1222. Signposts to “Lodge Nurseries” lead the way. Bus services between York and Selby stop in Stillingfleet, making it easy to visit the Gardens, and there is an enjoyable cycle route from York.
What style of garden is Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nursery?
Stillingfleet Lodge is still a family home, and the gardens are very well-loved by the family. Colour-themed cottage gardens surround the house, and there is a double herbaceous border to admire, spanning 60 feet. The woodlands lead down to the pond, and from there to the wildflower meadow. For those of you who prefer something more formal there is the stunning Rill garden. The nursery offers a wide variety of plants for sale, and it is well-known for its shade-loving plants, as well as its hardy geraniums and pulmonaria.
Look out for the free-range poultry and fan-tailed pigeons as you enjoy this relaxing space. You are also likely to see plenty of birds, bees, butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies as you walk around.
What can guests enjoy at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nursery?
The gardens are a delight to wander around, and to sit in and relax. Sculptures, bird feeders and the resident poultry all add interest. Younger children can have fun in the play area, and the annual wildlife day is great fun for the whole family. The tea room serves light refreshments, and also hosts a monthly art exhibition. Gardening workshops and creative courses are held throughout the year.