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Aysgarth Rockery


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.

Visitor Facilities

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Plant Environment

  • Environment
  • Rock Garden
Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Open during daylight hours, free of charge.

Civil Parish

  • Aysgarth


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


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