Yorkshire in Bloom is proud to present The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park with the 2018 Yorkshire Rose Tourist Attractions Award – Category Winner
Overall Impression The Himalayan garden and Sculpture park are quite something to behold. One of Yorkshires horticultural hidden gems, 850ft above sea level, set in a large dell with a large vibrant collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias, with many more species that blanket the steep hillsides that create this unique topography that generates numerous micro climates around the garden, making the perfect environment for these plants to survive and thrive. On our tour weaving around the hillsides and 3 lakes, there are stunning additional features; the Pagoda, bridges, thatched summerhouse, the recently built Kath Khuni Himalayan shepherds shelter, all enhancing the garden as will the planned Woodsman Shelter.The gardens showcase a collection of striking sculptures set in the natural landscape for the visitors to enjoy and contemplate.The judges were impressed by the teams thinking to ‘nothing goes to waste’ recycling principles and their integrated management approach to weed control and trialing alternatives - re plastic and peat. Nether the less horticulturally the landscape is challenging, and Phil and his team are to be commended on the hard work and dedication. Reinvesting and redeveloping the grounds, taking on huge projects and planting new areas, has seen the gardens expanded to a 45 acre garden, sensitively maintaining its sustainability and keeping its integrity and always thinking ahead and progressing forward - well done.