THE magnificent floral displays at Burton Agnes Hall have become the latest local garden to be awarded the prestigious Gold Rose award by Yorkshire in Bloom.
Judges at Yorkshire in Bloom visited Burton Agnes’s gardens during the summer and were unanimous in awarding its highest accolade, the Gold Rose award, under the ‘Country houses, estates and parks & gardens’ category.
Simon Cunliffe-Lister says: “I feel thrilled that our gardens have been recognised by Yorkshire in Bloom. Jeremy Palmer and his team of gardeners work with huge enthusiasm to maintain the beauty and interest of the gardens.
“This Yorkshire in Bloom gold award follows the Gold awarded for our magnificent display of streptocarpus at the Driffield Show, so we have plenty to celebrate. It really is gold all round!”
The judges praised the Hall’s gardeners for their hard work and dedication in maintaining the Elizabethan walled garden that offers over three thousand plant species including a potager filled with herbs, fruit and vegetables, herbaceous borders, giant board games, a maze, a jungle garden and a national collection of campanulas.
Visitors are invited to visit the award winning gardens at Burton Agnes Hall and see the spectacular autumn colours before the Hall is decked out for its Christmas display, which runs from November 14 until December 22, .