Overview

A garden of 12 acres. The setting is in a valley cut of the surrounding fields over millennia by a tributary of the river Lune called Artle Beck.

The sound of water is ever-present. The terraces descend from the house to the lake, and are planted with roses, clementis and more tender plants in season, and the predominating pinks, purples and silver-whites compliment the rugged grey stone of the Gothic house.

Pebble mosaics by Maggie Howarth are set in the pavement of one small garden: the four family zodiacs are linked by the Milky Way, with an olive tree for the Italian-born Lady Arabella, a temple for architecture and meteorological elements.

The kitchen garden is a short walk away and contains an elaborate potager. The valley is planted on both sides with a collection of rare and interesting trees, some of them grown from seed collected in Japan.

There are new pathways on the south-west slope of the valley and a new river viewing deck on the house side. A Chinese-style bridge that crosses the fast running beck draws the visitors to see the sculptures, classical and modern, including a folly and tufa obelisk set amongst birch trees; a serpentine walk is nearby. There are colour-themed borders, a pleached lime walk and a circular lawn beside the lake.


Opening
Opening

2020

February to November on the second Sunday of the month

11am to 3pm (5pm in summer)

Find Us
Find us

4 miles east of Lancaster. From M6 junction 34 take A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale, then turn right in Caton village, signed to Quernmore.

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

April to November: £8.00

February & March: £8.50

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets

Weddings


Opening
Opening

2020

February to November on the second Sunday of the month

11am to 3pm (5pm in summer)

Find Us
Find us

4 miles east of Lancaster. From M6 junction 34 take A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale, then turn right in Caton village, signed to Quernmore.

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

April to November: £8.00

February & March: £8.50

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets

Other opening


Gresgarth Hall's history and features

Gregsarth Hall's owner, Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Since moving to Gresgarth Hall in Lancashire in 1978 with her family, Arabella Lennox-Boyd developed the gardens there, marrying Italian style with British plantmanship.

In 1989 Arabella formed Arabella Lennox-Boyd Landscape and Architectural Design where she heads a team of designers.

She has been designing gardens for over forty-five years and has landscaped more than four hundred gardens worldwide, including six Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal gardens, and the Best of Show winner in 1998. She created the Rooksnest Lambourn Woodlands in Berkshire, an "exceptionally fine" ten acre "traditional English garden" for Dame Theresa (née Rowling) Sackler.