Thornton Hall Gardens

I’ve just had a lovely day out with my Women’s Institute visiting Thornton Hall gardens…
Wow! They are stunning, they only open a few days a year, there are two more days left (13th and 17th July) if you are within striking distance of Darlington it is well worth a visit.

Askwith with Weston WI


We have just had a wonderful day visiting Thornton Hall Gardens. There were thirty three of us on the coach and having had a good journey up we had plenty of time for a coffee in Richmond and a stretch of our legs, some even managed a quick visit to Millgate House garden before going on to Thornton Hall

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Thornton Hall is a Grade 1 listed building, with parts of it dating back to 1550, the effect of the window tax of 1696 is very much apparent with lots of windows blocked up. The gardens are surprisingly new, until the mid 1990’s it was a field for cattle and sheep, Sue decided she wanted to create a family garden and with no previous experience and no grand plan, she started to create beds. Much of garden we see today was only developed in the last 10 to 15 years.



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About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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1 Response to Thornton Hall Gardens

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    The gardens look amazing! I read about coach trips to view stately homes and gardens, or descriptions of garden tours in novels, and now you’ve kindly “taken me along.” Thank you for a lovely trip!


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