The original house was built in the mid 1930's and named Martins. Back then it was a relatively small house, half the size of what is now Havoc Hall and with a small garden surrounded by the best part of 4 acres of paddocks. By all accounts, the main reason for the lack of garden was the heavy and unworkable blue clay; fertile in the summer but often a quagmire for the rest of the year. Today Havoc Hall consists of twelve stunning gardens.
Havoc Hall at Oswaldkirk in North Yorkshire consists of a variety of gardens including an impressive Tudor Knot Garden, Herbaceous Gardens, Woodland Walk, South Lawn, Vegetable Garden, East Garden, Fountain Garden, Wildflower Meadow, Silver Garden, Patio and Orangery, as well as the Courtyard and Drive. Find out more.
Work on the structure of the gardens began in 2009 and has taken 11 years to create the vibrant and stunning gardens that we see today. The house was originally known as 'Martins' and the land in which the gardens now reside required skillfull drainage. Find out more about the history of the gardens at Havoc Hall.
The open day for the National Garden Scheme on the 21st June unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, please keep yourself up to date by returning to this website as well as referring to the National Garden Scheme website and also local newspapers about future openings. Find out more about open days for the gardens at Havoc Hall.
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