Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens



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Over the last 40 years, a series of small garden areas has been developed with great enthusiasm around Stillingfleet Lodge, the owners’ family home. The design is very much that of an English cottage garden; organic principles are followed and wildlife is encouraged – limited cutting back to provide a habitat for insects for example. There is a rill garden, a kitchen garden, an orchard and a perennial wildflower meadow with a pond where visitors are encouraged to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. In the summer months exhibitions are staged to support local and nationally renowned artists. There is also a café and a nursery, plus a wide variety of popular workshops is held throughout the year – beekeeping for beginners, willow weaving and apple tree pruning to name but three.

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Ramp to café
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-Sep, Wed & Fri, 1st & 3rd Sat-Sun each month, 1-5

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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