Felixkirk, North Yorkshire

Mount St John – SOLD OUT

WHEN: Friday 16th June, 10:45am - 2:30pm
WHAT: Garden tour by Head Gardener Elizabeth Balmforth followed by lunch
WHERE: Felixkirk, North Yorkshire
PRICE: £60


Mount St John overlooks the Vale of York. On a
clear day the towers of the Minster are visible on
the horizon 25 miles to the South. At an elevation
of 500 feet the garden at Mount St John is in
effect a homage to this view. The owners the
Blundell family commissioned Tom Stuart Smith
in 2004, the main garden was completed in 2006
and the valley garden commenced in 2007 and
is still ongoing. The monastic foundations of the
preceptory belonging to the Knights Hospitaller
of the order of St John of Jerusalem lie in the field
below the Georgian property of 1720. The Victorian
kitchen garden and cut flower garden continue to
innovate year on year supplying local restaurants
with produce. An adjoining valley garden, containing
three pools, commenced in 2007, is still in progress.
There is much for guests to enjoy including
ornamental trees, rhododendrons, shrubs and
thousands of perennials that fill the garden.
We begin the day with coffee and biscuits followed
by a garden tour led by Head of Gardens Elizabeth
Balmforth. A delicious lunch at the nearby
Carpenters Arms made with produce from Mount St
John’s kitchen garden concludes our visit.

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