Aysgarth Rock Garden Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden
Welcome to the Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden website
Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden is normally open to the public during daylight hours throughout the year. There is no formal charge for entry but contributions  towards the  upkeep and development of the garden are greatly appreciated Please use  the donations box near the entrance  If for any reason the garden is closed a notice will appear at the head of this web page. The Grade II listed Rock Garden stands on a 0.14 acre walled site measuring  approximately 14 by 42 metres and lies around 230 metres above sea level. It was  constructed by the Backhouse firm of York and is a rare surviving example of their work.  The Rock Garden was designed as a kind of “walk through grotto” with huge waterworn  limestone blocks rising to about eight metres in places, low stone lintels and narrow  winding paths. A mountain stream and cascade add to the alpine atmosphere and at the  rear of the garden the visitor emerges into an open south facing lawned area with mixed  borders that provides views of adjacent fields and trees.   Unfortunately the garden is not suitable for disabled or wheelchair access due to narrow  and uneven paths and steps. Visitors enter at their own risk and are requested to keep to  the paths and to be aware of low stone lintels, open water and other potential hazards.  Please follow the links at the top of this page to learn more about the garden, its history  and plants.
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Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden: A Story of Creation and Re-creation is now available. Written by Rosemary Anderson, co-owner of the Rock Garden, this book details the history of the garden’s development and includes a descriptive guide with colour photographs. For further information please follow this link
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