5. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens near York
There are more than eight acres of gardens to explore at Beningbrough. Spend hours wandering through the formal gardens, walled kitchen garden and herbaceous borders.
Relax among the flowers or maybe compare the size of your vegetables.
They include a two acre working walled garden with a large fruit collection, several herbaceous borders, a newly installed and planted pergola and less formal areas managed for wildlife.
Each area tends to be at its best at a different time of the year and watching the season change is often a reason to return time after time.
6. Nunnington Hall near Helmsley
With a hive of busy bees, Nunnington Hall’s walled garden is an organic paradise of produce.
The warmer months bring roses, alliums and a riot of colour to the herbaceous
borders while the orchard comes to life with fruit in the autumn.
The Nunnington Hall walled garden sits on the banks of the River Rye.
The garden has been managed fully organically since 2002, reviving traditional
horticultural methods as well as embracing modern techniques and technology.
Organic gardening means that manufactured fertilisers and synthetic chemicals are not used.
Rather than eliminating pests and diseases the gardening team aim to maintain a natural balance, only using biological and physical controls when necessary.
7. East Riddlesden near Keighley
East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th-century manor house. It is a hidden oasis on the edge of the West Yorkshire town.
A manor has existed on this site since the seventh century.
In the 17th century the Hall was transformed into a comfortable manor house by
James Murgatroyd, who had made his fortune in the Halifax woollen cloth industry.
James bought the manor and 2000 acre estate of Riddlesden from the Rishworth family in 1638 for approximately £6,000, which would be valued at £6 million today.
8. Hardcastle Crags, Gibson Mill, Midgehole Road Hebden Bridge
Hardcastle Craggs is a special place to explore.
Pull on your wellies or walking boots to enjoy a spring walk - you might even spot a shy roe deer or two. There are many footpaths that criss-cross the valley, and at it's heart, you'll find Gibson Mill - a former cottom mill, that's now home to a cafe and second hand book shop.