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The amazing secret gardens in Yorkshire that are only open for a few days each year

These beautiful gardens across Yorkshire are all open for a brief period this summer.

They're mostly privately owned gardens or plant nurseries that aren't usually open to the public - but are allowing visitors on certain days this summer, or by private arrangement, as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Most have a small entry free for adults but are free for children to visit. Refreshments including home-made teas are served.

Suburban garden in the Cookridge area of Leeds. Split-level garden with rockery, fruit tree arbour, tea house and Oriental seating area. Open: June 9, 12-4.30pm. Entry 3.50.

5. The Orchard

Suburban garden in the Cookridge area of Leeds. Split-level garden with rockery, fruit tree arbour, tea house and Oriental seating area. Open: June 9, 12-4.30pm. Entry 3.50.
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Country garden near Huddersfield with Pennine views on a steep slope. Terraced kitchen and cutting garden, gazebo, pond, shade garden, collection of pots and tender plants. Open: June 9, 1.30 - 4.30pm. Entry 4.

6. Scape Lodge

Country garden near Huddersfield with Pennine views on a steep slope. Terraced kitchen and cutting garden, gazebo, pond, shade garden, collection of pots and tender plants. Open: June 9, 1.30 - 4.30pm. Entry 4.
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Large garden near York with wildflower meadow, orchard, rose garden, woodland, secret garden with tropical plants and two ponds. Open: June 9, 2-5pm. Entry 3.50.

7. White Wynn

Large garden near York with wildflower meadow, orchard, rose garden, woodland, secret garden with tropical plants and two ponds. Open: June 9, 2-5pm. Entry 3.50.
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Two-acre country garden in Fridaythorpe with Hobbit house, sunken trampoline, tennis court, hidden paths, fruit cage and wire sculptures. Open: June 14, 5.30-8.30. Entry 6.

8. Holmfield

Two-acre country garden in Fridaythorpe with Hobbit house, sunken trampoline, tennis court, hidden paths, fruit cage and wire sculptures. Open: June 14, 5.30-8.30. Entry 6.
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