Walled demonstration garden


The Walled Garden was once used to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables for the big house, but now it is used to demonstrate different types of gardening techniques of topical interest and bedding plant trials for Calderdale's parks. The Dahlias and Chrysanthemums are grown in the summer by volunteer growers who grow to show standards. We are very fortunate to have them helping us out and we thank them for the time they spend here.

Opening times

The Walled Garden is open 7 days a week from 10 am - 4 pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

The container garden

The Container garden

The container garden demonstrates the different ways of displaying plants in pots and hanging baskets.

Aromatic walk and Alpine trough garden

The thyme gives a fragrance as you step on it to pass by the alpine troughs. Bees and insects love the flowers of the thyme beneath your feet. These are not real stone troughs. Can you guess what they are made of? If not, please ask a member of staff. Near the yew hedge, rest a while on our chamomile seat.

Prairie planting

A bed specially designed and planted with grasses and some herbaceous perennials for very low maintenance, that is, no staking and only trimming back in spring. The coloured grasses and seed heads last right through the autumn and into the winter.

Necklace pathway lined with shrubs and pots

Necklace garden

Traditional plants and old-fashioned roses growing in a formal setting. The necklace garden gets its name from the designed path that runs around the garden which is shaped like a necklace with different coloured stones.

Grow it yourself kitchen

This container garden demonstrates a number of ways to grow your own. There are a succession of salad crops which you can even nibble on as you walk past!

Rose covered Pergola

The newly planted rose covered Pergola path is a delight to see during the summer when the roses are in full bloom.

Mediterranean garden

Plants that are normally found in the Mediterranean area. This shows how they can be grown in Calderdale. Suggested ideas for plants to grow in domestic gardens for the water conscious gardener. The gravel garden shows plants that will survive in hot dry places.

Demonstration flower beds

Herbaceous borders

Using traditional plants for a magnificent summer flowering display. Designed and planted for the millennium, this professional design gives colour and texture throughout the growing season with many unusual plants and bulbs.

The rock garden

Made from local sandstone and planted with specialist alpines and bulbs for the connoisseur.

Winter garden

Plants of winter interest featuring flowers, stems, foliage and berries to illustrate how gardens can still be attractive in winter.

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