Let Northern Secrets take you to some of our very best gardens. There are several itineraries to pick from, however we have put together a bit of a hidden treat for you below.

Begin your day at Belsay, only a few miles outside Newcastle but already amidst the beautiful Northumberland countryside. Here you can explore not only the beautiful Greek Revival villa but also a castle and the enchanting plant-rich gardens surrounding the property.

Continue your day to one of many fabulous gardens in the surrounding area such as Kirkley Hall, Herterton House Gardens or Wallington, owned by the National Trust.
Dating back to 1688, Wallington Hall was once home to the Blacketts and Trevelyan families. The gardens have been influenced heavily by ‘Capability’ Brown who went to school nearby. The estate accommodates several walks within the many aspects of the garden. You can explore the walled garden or follow the walks through a variety of lawns, shrubberies and woodland.
Finally, visit the birthplace of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown at Kirkharle and discover the church he was baptised in, wonderful craft shops and a fabulous landscape garden recently recreated in his honor.

Our garden ideas are merely suggestions as every tour is 100% tailored to you and your party. Some of our other favourite gardens include Cragside, home of Lord Armstrong; or Whalton Manor Gardens, a private garden, only open by appointment.

If visiting Durham, there is a beauticul hidden gem for you to discover in the heart of the city…

Speak to us regarding garden tours – from day trips to full holiday tours to North East England.