Rose-filled garden set to become a major attraction
A historic walled garden, in the grounds of a prestigious country house hotel, is to be opened to the public as part of a £5.3m investment project.
The walled garden, at Wynyard Hall Hotel, Tees Valley, which was established in the 19th century by the hall’s owners, the Marquises of Londonderry, will open on 4 August.
Containing more than 3,000 roses, it is the realisation of a long-held dream of Wynyard’s owner, Sir John Hall and has been designed and planted by award-winning Royal Horticultural Society landscape architect Alistair Baldwin.
‘The walled garden will be breathtakingly beautiful,’ says York-based Alistair. ‘Visitors will see a truly dazzling display of roses, in a design which pays tribute to the ancient heritage of the walled garden, yet takes it firmly forward into a new stage of development.’
The £1.6m walled garden development, to the north of the hall and within the estate’s 150 acres of grounds, will also house a modern new visitor centre, shop and café.
Some 30 new jobs have been created by the re-development of the walled garden, which is the second stage in a rolling programme of work to create the visitor attraction at Wynyard Hall – which will eventually cover four acres and be one of the largest rose gardens in the UK.