Stillingfleet Lodge: Eight photos from inside award-winning the country gardens you can visit
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens near York are a labour of love for Vanessa Cooke and attract visitors from across the world
She has transformed the four acres into a number of tranquil areas where visitors are encouraged to sit, look and listen. Here is a sneak peak behind the scenes
5. The pond
It may look like it has been there forever but the pond was created by Vanessa and her family and attracts a wide variety of insects
6. Opening times
The garden is open from April to September on every Wednesday and Friday afternoon plus the first and third Saturday and Sunday of the month.
7. The Avenue
Vanessa planted beach trees after flooding meant that the previous trees died and had to be removed. It leads up to the house which has been the Cooke's family home for 40 years.
8. Wildflower meadow
Attracts and vast array of insects.