|The elegant brick facade of Newby Hall from the double borders.
|Part of the famous double borders, whose season is still very much behind the date.
|A shimmer of primulas in the water garden.
|Newby Hall holds a National Plant Collection of Cornus, currently looking magnificent.
|Cornus kousa 'Miss Satomi' - a delicious soft pink
|Cornus kousa 'John Slocock' is an outstanding newer selection: we gave it the AGM last year.
|This was labelled Cornus multinervosa but there is no such plant... the creamy bracts are attractive.
|Alangium platanifolium was not a tree I expected to see in a North Yorkshire garden, but is apparently thriving against a warm wall.
|The extraordinary development of the calyx on Rosa 'Chapeau de Napoleon'; but it isn't aromatic in the way the 'moss' of a moss rose is.
|Backing the rose garden with a purple beech edge is very successful, further enhanced by the purple plum behind.
|The old orchard, hedged in Philadelphus; the scent of Philadelphus filled the garden deliciously today.