Open Garden - Fossgyl, York

Alastair Fitter’s long 1 acre garden stretches from Huntington Road to the River Foss.  There are perennials, alpines, a woodland garden, a traditional orchard with 85 year old trees mixed with more recently planted specimen trees and shrubs, a meadow with fritillaries in spring and orchids in summer, and wet woodland by the river with oxlips in spring. There are nearly 1000 species of plant in the garden, including 250 natives.

Open date(s): Sunday 23rd April 1 - 5pm; Sunday 28th May 12 - 5pm; Sunday 2nd July 1 - 5pm. Visits at other times by arrangement (alastairfitter@btinternet.com )

Location: 533 Huntington Road, York YO32 9PY. 200m north of Huntington School

Parking: Space for 3-4 cars down long narrow drive (but you may have to reverse out!), or on road on local side streets

£25 for a season ticket covering 27 gardens opening in 2017 or £5 for a day ticket.

Tickets available in advance from the Arboretum or at the garden on the day