SEWERBY Hall and Gardens received its second accolade in as many weeks after scooping a top award at this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom contest.
The venue was recently awarded Quality Assured Visitor Attraction accreditation by VisitEngland and has now added the Gold Rose award from the Bloom contest in the ‘country houses, estates, parks and gardens’ category.
“We’ve had another fantastic summer here at Sewerby and to receive not just one, but two awards is a great way to cap it off,” said Marie Gascoigne, facility manager at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
“While the hall has now closed for the winter, the zoo, estates, gardens and Clock Tower Tea Rooms remain open so people can still enjoy the award-winning gardens for a little while longer.”
Competition judges were impressed with the 40,000 low-maintenance bedding plants, which gave a colourful summer display, the replanting of trees following two severe winters, the work done by Outreach workers, especially the garden furniture made from recycled pallets, and the good condition of the grass areas.
The various activities and events organised throughout the year which added to the experience of visiting the hall and gardens also received positive comments.
Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The beautiful gardens and country house of Sewerby are a real jewel in the crown of the East Riding and delight many tourists and residents every year.
“These beautiful gardens are the result of hard work and dedication put in by the council’s grounds maintenance team, working closely alongside their colleagues at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.”
For more information about Sewerby Hall and Gardens, call (01262) 673769.