The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park is a beautiful park nestled in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside. They are kindly supporting the Gurkha Welfare Trust with a Charity Day on 29th July.
There will be Nepali-themed games and activities, and a talk by legendary Yorkshireman Jim Morton about his epic journey around the country in 2021-22. Jim walked the entire coastline of Great Britain, covering over 9000 miles in 537 days and raising a phenomenal £37,737 for the GWT. Jim will be talking about the challenges and achievements of his journey – including visiting all 243 of Britain’s lighthouses on his coastal adventure!
Tucked away six miles outside the town of Ripon, the garden’s designers and contributors have worked extensively since the creation of its Magnolia Lake in 1997 and have since acquired additional land, sculptures, fauna and flora. There are nearly 20,000 plants including the North’s largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias, and the spectacular Himalayan blue poppy.
The park is located in a beautiful valley with scenic woodland walks and stunning views, famous for its range of Himalayan plants. On your visit, explore 45 acres of beautifully planted woodland gardens, lakes and an arboretum dotted with 85 striking sculptures and enhanced by the sounds of wildlife. The park has a playground for youngsters, is dog-friendly and you can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea at the Garden Tearoom.
Actress Dame Joanna Lumley, who is Vice-Patron of the GWT, has special links with the Himalayan gardens as their patron and avid supporter.
“I think that the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park sounds like a slice of paradise, and my Kashmiri-born heart jumps with joy to think of its existence. Gardens are the greatest healers on earth, and as our stressful anxious lives tie us up in knots we may turn to the sweet silence of the great green earth for solace.” Joanna Lumley
Tickets are £12 for adults and free for children (under 16. Purchase at: https://www.himalayangarden.com/
Himalayan Gardens are kindly donating 50% of the ticket sales to The Gurkha Welfare Trust – supporting Gurkha veterans, families, and communities in Nepal.