The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park is now open for the fabulous Autumn colour from the 5th October to 3rd November
Open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Mondays)
Awarded Yorkshire In Bloom Best Visitor Attraction for the second consecutive year (2018 & 2019) and Best Business 2019.
Results of the 2019 Yorkshire in Bloom competition have been released, and we are delighted to announce that we won Yorkshire in Bloom Best Visitor Attraction and attained a Gold Award for the second year in a row, while winning best business for the first time.
The judges said ’’The Himalayan Garden is a truly beautiful and amazing place. The dedication, talent and enthusiasm of the staff, together with the impressive commitment and generosity of the owners, have produced something really special at this beautiful site. Visiting it on a lovely summer day was a delightful experience. The conservation and propagation of rare rhododendrons was very impressive, as is the range and variety of planting throughout the site made for a really unique visitor’s experience. The use of art in the landscape with original sculptures really added to the beauty of the landscape, augmented with the many feature buildings from around the world were a thrill to visit. The care and consideration given to conserving and providing for wildlife were obvious everywhere”
The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park is an open-air gallery home to more than 80 striking contemporary sculptures, showcased in a tranquil valley setting. The park covers 45 acres of stunningly beautiful woodland, gardens and an arboretum; enhanced by 3 lakes,and a number of features including a Himalayan Shelter, Pagoda, Summerhouse, Norse Shelter, Decorative Bridges and a Contemplation Circle (consisting of five chairs carved from Giant Redwood).
The sculptures have been chosen and positioned within the landscape in a way that relates to everything around them; the weather, light, vegetation and the close and long-distance views. It is an active relationship, with each sculpture focusing, intensifying and animating its environment. The planting and other features of the park and woodland area, are there to enhance the sculptures, including what is widely considered to be the North’s largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias. There are nearly 20,000 plants including some 1,400 rhododendron varieties, 250 azalea varieties and 150 different magnolias.
Six unique sculptures by Subodh Kerkar ( the Founding Director of the Museum of Goa) are among the exciting new attractions for 2019; alongside a Norse Shelter and an exciting project by local Sculptor Anna Whitehouse, who will be our artist in the garden. Anna will be finishing her unique sculptural spheres as you watch, inspired by pollen grains and clay collected from the park.
A Log Cabin Tearoom serves a range of hot and cold drinks, a variety of food options, snacks and delicious cakes and tray bakes. A woodland playground provides entertainment for the children, and a well stocked Nursery allows you the opportunity to take a memento of your day home.
Tickets may be purchased online or upon entry on the day at the Ticket Office. Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.
We look forward to your visit to our award winning Park.
Please wear suitable walking footwear.
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