Newby Hall & Gardens
Visitors to the Autumn Show are in for treat as show tickets INCLUDE ENTRY to the beautiful gardens at Newby Hall.
Nestling on the side of the River Ure, between Harrogate and Ripon, Newby Hall is one of the finest stately homes designed by the famous 18th Century architect Robert Adam.
The Autumn Show is overlooked by one of Britain’s finest examples of Adam Houses, Newby Hall, the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton. It's an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration. Built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren the house was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam.
Our autumn home at Newby Hall & Gardens has given us a fantastic opportunity to create wonderful indoor floral installations, inspired by the interiors of this beautiful 18th Century house. For the show, talented floral artists and designers will create a collection of stunning flower and plant-based installations through the principal rooms of the house.
Award Winning Gardens
Its herbaceous borders are among the longest in Europe and were created by the late Major Edward Compton as the centrepiece for some 25 acres of award-winning gardens, designed and planted as ‘rooms’ to provide year-round interest. The borders have recently been completely replanted in beautiful pastel shades and will be in their full glory for the Autumn Flower Show!
Among Newby’s 15 different ‘rooms’ are a rose garden, water garden, tropical garden, white garden, rock garden, woodland garden and, of course, an autumn garden where hydrangea, salvia, sedum, echinacea, verbena and some 800 dahlias provide one last hurrah until the first frosts of October.
Children of all ages will love the fun and action packed adventure playground. This area of the garden – with swings for toddlers through to climbing frames, bridges, aerial-slide and pedalo boats for the older ones.
And don't forget Newby's iconic miniature train with regular rides through the gardens and orchard.
The Bear House and Dolls House Exhibition
Visitors to the show can visit The Bear House, home to Gyles Brandreth’s Teddy Bear Collection and its ever evolving display of famous bears and enchanting bear scenes.
Also well worth a peek is the The Dolls House Exhibition. This fascinating exhibition is the permanent home to one of the finest collections of dolls houses and miniatures in the world.
Both bears and dolls can be found within the Hall gardens.