Tucked away in Wharfedale, near the pretty settlements of Appletreewick and Skyreholme are Parceval Hall Gardens.
We discovered them one Sunday afternoon this summer. It was really to wonderful to be immersed in so much greenery.
It had been a number of years since I had visited, and at that time I had only seen the more formal gardens adjacent to the Hall itself.
This visit was entirely different.
Just passing the entrance, we parked in the large Visitor Car Park at the bottom of the hill. From there we discovered the route of the very pretty and ever-so-green woodland walk. We were very soon transported in to a world of wonderful woodlands and an abundance of greenery that was both calming and uplifting. Good for the soul.
It was an ideal place for our young family to explore, with games of hide and seek awaiting us and the imaginations of our children ignited. It is a constant source of amazement how young children can live with such creativity,being led by their imaginations and living half-in, half-out of what's going on around them.
I highly recommend a visit to the gardens, for young and old alike.
If you're a member of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) it's worth checking the times when you can visit Parceval Hall Gardens free of charge within that membership.