Newby has been likened to Hidcote as the finest example of twentieth century horticulture only on a much grander scale.
Lying in the northern tip of the Vale of York close to the cathedral city of Ripon, Newby belongs to the Compton family whose hands it has been in since 1748. Built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1690-95 the 25 acre gardens we see were largely designed by the current owners grandfather and substantially improved by his father.
Beyond the grandeur of the borders, the south terrace and the statue walk, Newby is a garden to lose yourself in and come upon secret areas by chance. This is a garden for all seasons with strong structure and design as well as a huge collection of plants.