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If you are keen to journey around the area, three terrific gardens are located within twenty miles or so of the town. Firstly, Millgate House at Richmond, with its gloriously secluded town garden and spectacular views. The Hutts at Grewelthorpe, Ripon, is the location for the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park. Here, you’ll discover three separate valleys, with lakes and streams set in just twenty acres. There’s an amazing 800 different species, including over 150 of both azaleas and magnolias.
Spending time in the parks and gardens of the Darlington area is a real treat, as is the gift of flowers. You can mark an important event, celebrate a birth, birthday or anniversary, or simply show that someone is in your thoughts every day, thanks to the online flower delivery service that operates in both Darlington and all the villages and communities nearby.
Although many folk will link Darlington to its important role in the railway history of the country, with it being a terminus of the world’s first passenger line, the town is also known for its many parks and woodlands.
If you want to provide a floral gift, whether for a birthday or special event, as a thank you for help or kindness provided, or just because you want to, then Arena Flowers deliver throughout Darlington itself, and its suburbs and surrounds, from Harowgate Village to Cockerton, Blackwell to Whinfield and elsewhere.
Darlington is home to more than twenty parks and nature reserves, each offering a different way to spend some relaxation time. The oldest is South Park, established in Victorian times; the youngest green space is at the site of what was previously a chemical works in West Park.
Llet’s start with Brankin Moor Nature Reserve, noted for its woodland plants and especially its orchids. At Cockerbeck, alongside a cycleway, are wildflower meadows which have proved to be a haven for butterflies. On the edge of town, close to the A66/67 roundabout, the South Burdon Community Woodland spread out over two hundred leisurely acres. You can take the time to enjoy the ponds and orchard, and have a chance to view Vicky Holborough’s Chroma sculpture.
A real draw is South Park, popularly recognised as the best in the area. Throughout the year, you can marvel at their award-winning flower beds, visit the aviaries, spend time by the lake or bandstand and fountains. It’s origins stretch back to those Victorian times, but it’s also a modern haven with play areas and the skate park as welcome features.
Another nature reserve that’s well worth a visit is sited, as previously mentioned, at West Park. Here sculpture meets poetry, woodlands and wetlands exist in communion with orchards and extensive wildflower meadows.