With the Winter Garden, Yew Garden, Magnolia Terrace and Quarry Garden to explore, the grounds at Belsay Hall are a haven for plant lovers. Throughout spring the deep blue of chionodoxa sardensis graces the terrace, and the gardens turn yellow with the flowering of daffodils. The Meadow Garden is surrounded by large magnolias and grows many unusual plants, including snakes head fritillaries and camasias. During the summer, the formal terrace below the hall overflows with rhododendrons.
Must see: The dramatic Quarry Garden, from which the stone used to build the hall was hewn, where exotic trees and plants now flourish.