andy sturgeon designs for mediterranean garden at new exhibition at the national trust’s beningbrough hall
The new exhibition “Inspired by Italy” pays homage to the fact that much of the design of the current Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire was influenced by the travels of its owner, John Bourchier, to Italy in 1704. It will include details of Andy’s designs for the mediterranean garden. The latest part of the new garden design will contain drought-tolerant plants, many drawn from Mediterranean climates. The part walled garden will contain wildlife friendly water rills and bowls, walls on which to sit and large locally sourced Yorkshire stone boulders. The Mediterranean Garden is due to open in 2024 . It is part of a long term plan to redevelop the gardens that began in 2016 with the creation of a new pergola. More developments are planned for the eight acre gardens in the coming years.