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Shandy Hall is set amid wonderfully varied gardens on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

Shandy Hall Barn Garden in spring

Shandy Hall Barn Garden in spring

The two-acre garden is part cottage garden, part woodland garden, and incorporates a former stone quarry, now known as the Wild Garden.

The garden has wildlife at its heart, and the volunteer gardeners aim to please the human visitors without compromising its importance as a wildlife habitat.

The gardens are home to many creatures. Birds from kestrels to treecreepers, and small mammals such as stoats and squirrels can be seen. Over 440 species of moths have been recorded in the gardens, and a wide variety of insects, wild plants and fungi can be found.

Exploring the gardens also allows you to look at the exterior of Shandy Hall. Each prospect of the house is entirely different and reveals the changes it has undergone during its 600 year history.

Shandy Hall north side with tree lupin

Shandy Hall north side, with tree lupin

Each garden area has its own character and we encourage visitors to explore, enjoying the trees, the planting and the wildlife.  Deciding your own route and making as many digressions as you please are all part of the Shandean experience!

Shandy Hall Wild Garden campions evening

Shandy Hall Wild Garden May evening

The Trust is indebted to the group of loyal and dedicated volunteers who maintain the gardens for us all to enjoy

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Visit Shandy Hall and enjoy the gardens

Narcissus poeticus

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Explore 600 years of history

Chair tricorn Shandy Hall