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Brief description of site

Aysgarth Rockery is a picturesque alpine rockery built using blocks of limestone to create a rockscape and water feature. It was designed and built by James Backhouse of York.
Reginald Farrer, an alpine specialist and plant hunter, is thought to have connections with the site.

Brief history of site

Frank Sayer-Graham commissioned Backhouse and Sons to construct the rock garden between 1906 and 1916.

Location information:

Locality: Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Local Authorities:

North Yorkshire; Richmondshire; Aysgarth

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 98 Grid Ref: SE010885
Latitude: 54.2921 Longitude: -1.98614

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open during daylight hours, free of charge.

Key information:

Form of site: rock garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Plant type/environment: rock garden

Site first created: 1906 to 1916

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 0.2

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