‘The Pergola’ opens at National Trust Beningbrough Hall

Over the winter and into spring work was carried out at Beningbrough Hall near York to implement one of the first major phases of the 10 year garden vision created by Andy Sturgeon Design, ‘The Pergola’ Garden.

‘The Pergola’ Garden opened to the garden officially on the 19th June creating a tranquil space offering dappled shade and sunny pockets.

The design focuses around a contemporary pergola structure inspired by the history of the site which appears to emerge from the existing brick wall like a lean to glass house frame. The pergola is made from air dried oak beams which support a centrepiece of white wisteria’s which will provide dappled shade to this otherwise sunny spot, a path of gravel and yorkstone winds its way beneath the pergola with small seating area to sit and relax.

The planting is combination of strong, bold evergreen hedging blocks and soft infill planting in a restrained colour palette to sets off the white flower and textured foliage of the wisteria.

You can watch a short video produced by the National Trust about the project via this link.

Andy Sturgeon Design Beningbrough Hall National Trust Pergola 2 Image