|Name of walk||Yewbarrow House Gardens, Grange Over Sands.|
|Date of walk||2021-09-05|
On Sunday we visited Yewbarrow House gardens in Grange Over Sands, Cumbria, which were open as part of the National Open Garden Scheme. This was the fourth time this year the gardens had been open, and our first visit. The garden belongs to local hotel owner, Jonathan Denby. The gardens are superb! They reminded me a bit of Portmeirion. Well worth a visit for just £5, which goes to Charities.
Map of the grounds. The Denby's bought the house in 1999 when the gardens were badly overgrown.
To get our bearings we gain height up through the Italian Terrace which was built in 2003.
At this time of year it has a wonderful display of Dahlias.
Bee hives and view across Morecambe Bay.
The Victorian Greenhouse was built in 2014
I wish I had this view from my greenhouse!
The potting shed is constructed around two pre-Raphelite stained glass windows rescued from a church in Lancashire. 2006
The Prospect Tower was built in 2005 to take advantage of the views towards the Yorkshire Pennines.
Statue of Sara Denby on top of the tower.
The Palm House was built in 2010.
Mosaics by Maggy Howarth on the Palm House Terrace.
A closer view of the Bee mosaic.
Bronze statue of Joanna Denby on the gazebo.
The Japanese Garden has a heated infinity pool lined with pebbles.
The Tea House contains all the pool 'works'.
The Meathop Bridge Arch built in 2009 with the reclaimed stone from the ancient bridge when it was replaced by a modern version.
'At the Foot of the Tree' sculpture by Alan Ward.
The Bothy 2011.
'Leda and the Swan' carved on site by Alan Ward from a block of Portland Stone. 2013.
The Sunken Garden, 2000.
The Sculpture Garden.
The sculptures carved out of the limestone rock are also by Alan Ward.
Coffee and cake on the lawn.
We head down to Grange Over Sands promenade
Where the bandstand used to be.
Where it is now.
Another excellent day out!