Head gardener Trevor Nicholson – Horticulture Week’s Professional Gardener of the Year 2008 – and his team have been working hard to make sure the famous gardens are looking their best for the influx of summer visitors.
In particular focus this year will be Harewood’s Himalayan Garden, with visitors able to find out about the inspiration behind it and its extraordinary Stupa.
The garden is the legacy of Princess Mary who oversaw the creation of the original Rock Garden which was to become the Himalayan Garden.
Mr Nicholson has a great deal of enthusiasm for the Himalayan plantings, recently undertaking a research trip to Bhutan.
Also unveiled was The Capability, a refurbished boat on The Lake complete with an insightful commentary.
This summer will also see stunning art and furniture collections, including rarely seen Turner watercolours and works by Girtin and Varley depicting Harewood set in its landscape.
Acclaimed artist Clare Woods will also be showcasing her new Seven Eggs exhibition in The Terrace Gallery.
For further information please www.harewood.org.