This year sees the planting of the first phase of our plan for Paxton’s extraordinary Rockery of 1842 set in the heart of this magnificent landscape. Built both as a reminder of the 6th Duke’s visit to the Alps and of the Bolton Stride, a narrow chasm on the River Wharfe near Bolton Abbey, the Devonshire family home in Yorkshire.
The Rockery is being transformed over the next 4 years, 2018-2022.
We are also beginning work on an 18 acre area of woodland known as Arcadia, east of the cascade and adjacent to the Trout Stream, an area currently being developed to plans by Dan Pearson. More details of this project will added to the website soon.