Sites with Plant type / enviroment: Quarry garden
Northern Ireland , Ballymurry Townland
The site has a maintained ornamental garden set in and around a quarry. There are shelter trees, and a layout of 17 compartments has been developed since 1950. The equable climate supports a wide range of plants.
England , Belsay, Northumberland
The Quarry Garden is located west of the hall and leads to the castle ruins. The quarry was created because of the practical need for stone to build Belsay Hall, but it was excavated to a plan by Sir Charles Monck to create a dramatic canyon. It is enhanced by the planting of yews and pines along the top of the northern cliff and rhododendrons on the canyon floor. Sir Arthur Middleton extended the quarry west, planting an area with native species to convey how the quarry looked before the introduction of exotics.
Part/component of: Belsay Estate
England , near Doncaster, South Yorkshire
The quarry garden forms a grove with rocky dells and a fern dell. Walkways and bridges cross each other on different levels. There are also several small buildings and a rock garden.
Part/component of: Brodsworth Hall
England , South Yorkshire
The Dell is an early-20th-century garden set within Hexthorpe Flatts public park, laid out on the site of a former quarry. It features a collection of specimen trees and a rock and water garden.
England , Market Drayton
This early 20th-century garden occupies a disused quarry. The woodland garden features some of the original rhododendrons. There is also an alpine garden, gravel garden and mixed borders.