Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Address

Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, YO19 6HP

Opening hours

13:00 - 17:00 Wednesday & Friday
Alternate weekends, see website for details.

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, just south of York, brings together a mix of gardening styles with cottage garden planting and crisp contemporary design. The gardens are unified through an organic and sustainable wildlife-first approach to horticulture to create a garden of intrigue, biodiversity and tranquillity.

Stillingfleet Lodge is a family garden 40 years in the making and includes a plant nursery and tea room making it an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of large attractions and take in the gardens at your own pace.

The Gardens

Stillingfleet’s four acres are managed to allow for wildlife at every opportunity. Flower heads and spent foliage are left rather than being neatly cut back to create habitat and shelter for the creatures that live in all our gardens, as well as display their colours and forms. As you walk around the garden you will notice the busy activity of our many species of pollinators and the happy songs of the countless birds that live in the gardens.

The gardens are a collection of themed areas, that surround a beautiful Yorkshire farmhouse and include a double herbaceous border, a wildflower meadow, a woodland walk, a wildlife pond and a formal rill garden. Across the garden, you will also find a variety of sculptures and carefully placed seats where you can enjoy the many carefully curated views contained within the garden.

Tea Room

Our courtyard tearoom serves locally sourced refreshments and delicious home-baked cakes. The café also serves as an exhibition space featuring different artists each month, so as well as changing seasonal displays in the gardens, the walls of the tea room are always changing. You can visit the tea room without entering the gardens making it the perfect stopping-off point for walkers and cyclists.

Plant nursery

Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, the Stillingfleet Lodge nursery specialises in unusual and lesser-known perennials that you will struggle to find at garden centres.

The nursery offers a wide choice of shade-loving plants and one of the largest ranges of hardy geraniums in the UK, many of which can be seen in the garden.

We grow most of our plants in the gardens, so we know they can thrive in the UK climate, and each plant is healthy and well cared for.

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