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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The Rock Garden is open to visitors. Due to continuing Covid 19 risk please follow social distancing guidelines within the garden. In September 2020 ownership of the garden transferred to the Aysgarth and District Parish Council. Please support this community owned garden by making a donation towards its upkeep via the donations box near the entrance.
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