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Shoppers Encouraged To Stop And Smell The Roses


10:51am 19th June 2014

Teams from National Trust gardens across Yorkshire will be handing out roses, larkspur and rosemary to surprised shoppers, local residents and tourists. The floral gifts symbolise of one of the eight varied gardens in the region and aim to inspire the recipients to discover more this summer.

Des Cotton, Gardener, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens said "Yorkshire has an abundance of special places, often on your doorstep yet you might not realise what's on offer behind a gate or wall. Each garden has its own story and they are perfect to take a moment and watch the insects at work or pick up tips for your own patch of green."

Yorkshire gardens ready to be explored include an award winning oasis in York city centre at Treasurer's House and a water garden with World Heritage Site status at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Ripon. Other places offer kitchen gardens, herbaceous borders, rose gardens, wildflower meadows, wooded pleasure grounds, an organic garden and an arts and craft style garden. The National Trust gardens in Yorkshire collectively extend to over 1300 acres, with picnic spots overlooking temples or adjacent to seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs as they grow. Several gardens have family lawn games, trails to help you explore further and play areas to let off steam.

To find out full details of the gardens to visit this summer and their opening details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/yorkshire. National Trust gardens are free to enter for members.

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