Bowcliffe Hall, Leeds

Bowcliffe Hall, Leeds
Bowcliffe Hall
Georgian garden design


We supplied a selection of plants for Grade II listed Bowcliffe Hall, a historic Yorkshire venue that hosts weddings, corporate events and more. Guests can enjoy acres of glorious gardens designed to be perfectly in keeping with the hall’s Georgian heritage.

The Challenge

Bowcliffe Hall boasts the stately atmosphere of a traditional country house yet offers all the facilities of a modern wedding or meeting venue. Located just off the A1, close to York and Wetherby, the hall hosts a variety of special seasonal events as well as being home to an exclusive, members-only drivers club.

As part of a topiary project at the hall, we were asked to provide a selection of yew plants, to celebrate its character and history whilst enhancing the arrival experience for guests. Yew was chosen to complement the existing clipped topiary in the gardens.

An important consideration was the scale and proportion of the plants, to enable them to be seamlessly incorporated into the overall garden design, which includes both cone and standard (lollipop) shaped plants.

The Solution

We supplied 10 cone-shaped  Taxus baccata (Yew) root balls and 13 Taxus baccata (Yew) lollipop standards with a 100cm stem and 70-80cm head.

In order to carefully maintain the plants, the garden team at Bowcliffe Hall has implemented an irrigation system and mulched their bases.

The Result

The plans form an integral part of a stunning front garden, a traditional Georgian design that wows guests on arrival while remaining true to the building’s rich heritage.