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MAY-JUN 2018

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I 78 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8 Newby Hall Ripon, North Yorkshire As garden historian John Phibbs explains, "Newby Hall is one of England's finest Adam houses. It was designed in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren and later enlarged by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam, who was commissioned to create an 'architectural cabinet' to display Newby's treasures." Strongly considered as the site for the filming of Downton Abbey, it was eventually rejected because it was too far from London. Notwithstanding, Newby Hall now reigns as one of England's most important estates, and visitors should allow time to tour both the house and the gardens. From your first step across the threshold, the entrance hall dazzles with its perfectly restored Robert Adam neoclassical design featuring his signature light and ornamental style. The intricate plasterwork done by stucco artist Joseph Rose in In the north of England sits Yorkshire, a storied land once populated by marauding tribes as well as highly civilized Roman settlements. Moody moors, green dales, waterfalls, and massive hills of the Pennine range, which change colors depending on the light and season, punctuate the seemingly endless landscapes. At the foot of the Pennine slopes, small soft-yellow sandstone villages look fairy tale–like, while the ghostly ruins of roofless ecclesiastical buildings, such as Fountains and Rievaulx abbeys, wordlessly testify to their suppression under the orders of Henry VIII. Lack of restrictions and abundant land in Yorkshire made possible the enormous houses erected over the centuries. These estates became country seats for titled families whose descendants continue to steward them today. So many public gardens, arboretums, and private houses beckon in Yorkshire that visitors need only decide on an area of concentration. A 3- to 3½-hour journey from London by car or train puts you in York, the capital, a captivating walled city from which many of the finest houses and gardens are easily reached. the 1770s looks as fresh as when it was first applied to the pale-blue wall panels. Original Chippendale designs make up most of the furnishings. The renowned gardens encompass over 25 acres of herbaceous borders and garden rooms that have evolved since the 18th century and continue under the aegis of head gardener Mark Jackson. Reflecting the spirited design of Gertrude Jekyll, they evolve as a symphony replete with rhythms of color that are often compared to "painting with flowers," says Phibbs. "Some gardens are for tranquility and others, to excite. This one is to excite." While many love the White Garden, the Water Garden, or Sylvia's Garden, Newby's crescendo is the double herbaceous border that has been totally replanted in two stages over the last couple of years. A triumph of color and texture, it teems with bees, butterflies, and of course, garden lovers looking for inspiration. Augmenting its traditional hues, the lush borders boast a new burst of colors, including bright lilac, magenta, and lime green.

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