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Heritage Open Day – Woodland Wander

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


View the Priory’s monastic and long borders and wander through the Priory Woodland Gardens to find out how the gardens have changed since 1119.  Follow the information trail to uncover the story behind its formal, informal and back to nature areas.

Visitors are invited to wander around the Priory grounds and adjacent woodland to discover the history behind the monastic border and Woodland Gardens and how this has been interpreted in the recreating, revitalising and renewing of the current gardens. The monastic border in the Priory has a display about monastic gardens and how the border relates to them. The information boards in the Woodland Gardens describe how the gardens have developed since the dissolution up until the current day. The Woodland Garden features 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century beds, and also the Monks’ Walk (a rhomboid lime tree avenue) which today forms a cathedral of trees at the centre of the garden. There are also areas of informal planting including a recently planted avenue of apple trees, woodland banks, wildflower, bee and butterfly areas and back to nature areas, including the Gisbug Hall Hotel. Visitors can also view Priory masonry uncovered by Admiral Chaloner and then laid out in the gardens in the mid 1800s.  Subject to the weather, medieval tiles and other small finds from the Priory will be on display in the Priory grounds. This is a self-guided event, however volunteers will be on hand during the day to talk to visitors about the gardens and the Priory. The site has uneven paths and can be muddy and slippery in wet weather.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics.  Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult known to them. Dogs on leads are welcome.


September 19
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gisborough Priory Project


Gisborough Priory
Church Street
Guisborough, TS14 6HG United Kingdom
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