Welcome to The Himalayan Garden
Spring 2015 Opening Dates:
Saturday 25th April to Sunday 14th June
Open Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 4pm
£7.50 per person, under 12′s free.
Opened in 2005, The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park is a 20 acre woodland garden in a spectacular setting approximately 6 miles from Masham and Ripon. A rich tapestry of spring colour, the garden is teaming with a fabulous array of plants cloaking the steep hillsides from the valley floor up to the house which sits at 850ft above sea level.
Streams meander through the gardens valleys leading down to peaceful lakes. The recently installed pagoda, built in Bali, sits beautifully at the edge of Magnolia Lake adding the final touch to the beautiful reflections.
The garden is home to an extensive collection of rare Rhododendrons and Himalayan plants, nestled among mass plantings of showy hybrids.
Lovely swathes of spring bulbs drift through the garden providing early colour.
Charming native bluebells and ground-covering perennials complete the picture later in the season creating a characterful understory and knitting the whole garden together.
Light Refreshments The tearoom serves a range of teas, coffee and cold drinks, complimented by freshly prepared sandwiches and a selection of locally made cakes.
Dogs We allow dogs in the garden but they must be kept on a lead at all times. Owners are expected to clean up after their dogs and ensure that they do not cause a nuisance to other visitors.
Accessibility Sadly this garden is not suitable for wheelchair users, we are continually improving our paths however the topography of the garden dictates that they are steep in places and some paths have many steps.
We would like to remind visitors that if rain is forecast it is well worth bringing waterproofs or umbrellas as it can seem a long walk back to the teashop if you get caught in a heavy shower.
Toilets There are 2 toilets located adjacent to the house, these are basic having neither disabled access nor baby-change facilities.
Please clean your footwear before you visit Phytophthora ramorum is a fungus-like pathogen affecting several tree and shrub species including Rhododendrons with potentially devastating effects.
There are recorded infected sites in woodlands and gardens in South West England, Wales, Northern Ireland and more recently confirmed at locations in Western Scotland.
Evidence indicates that Phytophthora can be spread on footwear. We know that many of our visitors enjoy travelling the country and visiting many different gardens. It is good practice to wash your boots before visiting any garden to prevent such pathogens from being unwittingly transferred from one site to another.
Please ensure your footwear is free from mud and plant debris to keep our garden Phytophthora free.