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  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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The Herbaceous Border

The Herbaceous Border

Details

The beautiful double herbaceous border, a length of 140m, is one of the longest in Europe. Structurally laid out by Major Compton in the 1930s, it was during the time of Mr Robin Compton that the borders took on their unique planting feel. With its north-south axis, the border holds the fine Wren house at the top, and slopes down to the River Ure below.

A haven for birds, bees, butterflies and hoverflies, this is a border worthy of more than one visit during our Open Season. However it is ever changing: watch this spaceā€¦..

To add to the visual impact throughout the year there have been significant changes and improvements. A blaze of colour from June to September, combining many varied and interesting Herbaceous Perennials, some of which are familiar, others unusual, all work together to create a cohesive spectacle.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Previous winner of a White Rose Tourism Award

Opening details

Opening Times
1st April - 25th September, April, May & September, Tuesday - Sunday, 11.00 - 17.00

July & August plus Bank Holidays open 7 days

House opens 12 noon, last admission 4pm

Prices

Garden Admission
Adult £8.70
Concession £7.70
Children/Disabled £7.20
Family (2+2) £31.00
Family (2+3) £36.00

Contact

Information line

0845 4504068

Address

Newby Hall & Gardens,
Ripon,
North Yorkshire,
HG4 5AE

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 348674  Lat: 54.10132 Long: -1.46930

By Road:
On the B6265 between Ripon and Boroughbridge, 2 miles off the A1(M), 40 mins from York.
SAT Nav use HG4 5AJ

By Public Transport:
No 36 bus to Ripon and then by taxi to Newby.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Previous winner of a White Rose Tourism Award

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • For dietary requirements please telephone 01423 322583

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