Located in the heart of the tranquil North Yorkshire countryside, the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park covers 45 acres of stunning woodland gardens. The gardens are widely considered the home of the North's largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolia; with the vibrant collection including 1,400 rhododendron varieties, 250 azalea varieties and 150 magnolias. The inspiration for the gardens comes from the plants native to the Himalayan region, including Vietnam, China and Northern India. This phenomenal array of rare plants includes 95 species from the Royal Horticultural Society's “Red List” of endangered species. The gardens showcase a collection of striking contemporary sculptures by widely renowned artists, including Terence Coventry, Hamish Mackie and Rebecca Newnham. Weaving around the hillside and three lakes, the beautiful landscape is peppered with additional features including bridges, a pagoda built in Bali and a 1900s thatched summerhouse.
Where is The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park located?
The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture is located in the beautiful North Yorkshire & Nidderdale countryside, just 6 miles from the ancient Cathedral City of Ripon and the wonderful historic market town of Masham.
What style of garden is The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park?
Inspired by the Himalayas, this is very much a spring and autumn woodland garden with winding paths, steep terrrain in places providing lovely views, lakeside walks and lots of wildlife in a very tranquil atmosphere. The 85 sculptures are dotted around the garden to be discovered and the garden is famous for its collection of Rhododendrons and spring blossoms.
What can guests enjoy at The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park?
This is a relaxed family and dog friendly garden with different activities held throughout the year. The garden limits its daily visitor figures and can always provide a tranquil visit with lots of wildlife to enjoy. The Garden Tearoom provides excellent homemade food and the plant centre sells a selection of plants found in the garden.
Dogs are welcome. The steps and terrain make access to the garden difficult for people with mobilty issues. The garden's Foundation is currently looking at fundraising to buy an all terrrain scooter for visitors to use, which they hope will be available at some point in 2023.