When it comes to secret gardens, we’re not sure you can possibly get any more secret than this one.
Hidden away at Beverley Minster, the secret garden is rarely open – but when it is, guests are treated to beautiful sights of pretty flowers, wonderful wildlife and quiet corners for a wholesome picnic.
Hidden away on Minster Moorgate, what makes the garden so special isn’t just its perfectly preened appearance – but the fact that it’s rarely open, with just a handful of Heritage Open Days planned yearly, allowing visitors to step through the gates for a rare peek.
This year, those Heritage Open Days just so happen to fall across this weekend, meaning horticulture lovers can get a glimpse of the natural beauty from the 9th September-11th September.
A stunning slice of serenity, the garden dates back to 1828, when it formed part of the vicarage and was a full orchard. Today, some of the orchards remain, alongside the addition of bright florals, a pond, a summer house and an old pig sty.
Today, it is lovingly tended to by a group of volunteers, who work extra hard around the open days to give visitors the best possible experience.
Situated in the shadow of the beautiful Minster, the mysterious secret garden can be found down a winding path, which passes colourful wildflower meadows that surround the church, plenty of quiet spots for reflection and, of course, historic parts of the intricate building.
The secret garden is open today until Sunday 11th September, from 10am-4pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am-1pm on Sunday 11th. Find out more here.