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Aysgarth Rockery 194

Brief Description

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.


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

Visitor Facilities

Open during daylight hours, free of charge.

Plant Environment

  • Environment
  • Rock Garden
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Open during daylight hours, free of charge.

Civil Parish

  • Aysgarth


  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People