Aysgarth Rockery, Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England
Record Id: 194
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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.
Locality: Aysgarth, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire; Richmondshire; Aysgarth
Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire
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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
Site Size (Hectares): 0.2