Tudor Croft Gardens, Guisborough – Photo by Dom Finn
Jun, 2021
Guisborough’s ‘Secret Garden’ Opens This Weekend

Tudor Croft Gardens near Guisborough will open again for visitors this weekend (June 26 and 27) in support of three very special charities.

There is no need to book and social distancing measures include a signposted one-way system around the gardens – which has the added advantage of making sure you don’t miss anything. 

People in wheelchairs are welcome, with a shorter one-way system in operation to help them get round safely.

The Heagney family have lived at Tudor Croft since the 1950s and have been raising money for charity ever since. 

The garden has twice been featured on BBC’s Gardeners’ World as well as in Country Life and many other magazines.    

It was created in the 1930s by prominent Yorkshire brick manufacturer Ronnie Crossley and include a huge range of plants as well as arbours, fountains, lily ponds, medieval stonework, a meandering stream, follies and even terracotta elves made at Crossleys brickworks at Commondale.

A statue of Our Lady and the Child Jesus in Tudor Croft Gardens – Photo by Dom Finn

The gardens are looking stunning and Galley Hill School playing field is available for free supervised parking when the garden is open.

Beautiful plants from the gardens’ own nurseries will be for sale and there will also be home-made afternoon teas, a wine bar and crafts. 

The gardens will be open from 11am to 4pm, with music from the Odell singers on Sunday afternoon.

A further open weekend will be held on July 3 and 4, with music from the New Day singers on the Saturday afternoon and Lourdes musicians on the Sunday.

Admission is £7.50, children free.

This year, Tudor Croft Gardens will be raising funds to pay for three young helpers to travel to Lourdes with the next Middlesbrough Pilgrimage.

It will also help Guisborough’s Bridge Association, which helps people who are in need with food and essentials and also runs programmes for the youth and the elderly.

Funds will also go to Kids Kabin, who do great work supporting underprivileged children in Middlesbrough, such as taking mobile trailer workshops into disadvantaged neighbourhoods and offering practical and creative activities.

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