Austwick Hall: Ready for spring? Make a date in your new 2016 diary to visit Austwick Hall, near Settle, which not only sits in the stunning surroundings of the limestone Dales but which boasts a stupendous show of snowdrops in February and March.
The garden is one of the earliest openers for the NGS. www.austwickhall.co.uk
Cannon Hall: Cawthorne, Barnsley. Weekdays and Sundays 10.30am-4pm. Saturday 3pm. Free entry, parking charge. 01226 790270, barnsley.gov.uk
Lotherton Hall: Leeds. Grounds free, parking charge. Open all year. 0113 264 5535, leeds.gov.uk/ lothertonhall
Kiplin Hall: near Scorton, Richmond. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 10am-5pm. 01748 818178, kiplinhall.co.uk
Ripley Castle Gardens: near Harrogate. Open daily all year, 9am-4.30pm. 01423 770152, www.ripleycastle.co.uk
RHS Garden Harlow Carr: Harrogate. Open daily. 01423 565418, rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr