‘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.

Inspired by the history of the site, a contemporary pergola structure echoes the form of an earlier glass house which once leant against this beautiful old wall. The air dried oak beams are draped in white wisteria to provide dappled shade in this otherwise sunny spot. A gravel path is punctuated by York stone aprons making intimate places to sit and relax while the planting is a combination of strong, bold hedging blocks sitting amongst a restrained colour palette of grasses and perennials which are predominantly white flowering but drift off into soft pinks and pastel tones.

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