Percevall Hall Gardens
OS grid reference:- SE 068 612
Parcevall Hall Gardens are situated at Skyreholme near the village of Appletreewick and are a renowned plantsmans garden at the heart of Wharfedale.
Located at the head of a small valley and comprising of 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens they rise up the hillside for 200 feet providing superb views of the dale in every direction.
The largest gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the gardens were designed and planted by Sir William Milner, one of the founder members of the Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens near Harrogate. Sir William purchased the estate in 1927, the gardens were created on previously wild moorland terrain and are planted with specimens from around the world, many collected from Western China and the Himalayas. A farsighted architect, horticulturalist and plantsman, Sir William designed the gardens to be totally in harmony with the surrounding Yorkshire Dales landscape.
The grounds include formal south facing terraces, a camellia walk, chapel garden, herb garden, rhododendrons, historic rose garden, waterfall, woodland walks and a large rock garden set on a natural outcrop, which is considered to be the finest of its kind in Northern England, all set against the stunning back-drop of the Yorkshire Dales.
Parcevall Hall is Grade II listed and now serves as the Retreat House and Conference Centre of the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales and is not open to the public.
Situated off the B6265 road. Brown signs point to Parcevall Hall Gardens.