AFTER being closed for the winter, 'tranquil oasis' Parcevall Hall Gardens, at Skyreholme, reopen to visitors on Friday April 1 and will remain open throughout the summer and autumn.

Widely regarded as being one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful gardens, and a 'horticultural miracle', the gardens also have the additional bonus of being located high on a hillside that on a fine day provides spectacular views along Wharfedale and towards Simon’s Seat.

In recent years, the gardens to the hall, which is leased by the Anglican Diocese of Leeds,  have been described as a‘Blooming Paradise’, by BBC Countryfile Magazine; ‘A plants persons garden brimming with history, atmosphere and beauty’, by Gardens Illustrated Magazine, and ‘A tranquil oasis of interesting plants’, by BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.

The gardens will remain open daily from April 1 until October 31, between 10am to 6pm, with last admission at 5pm. Admission to the gardens is by card payment only.