Beningbrough is a National Trust property near York. It is a delightful house with wonderful gardens. Seventeen of our members visited the art exhibition, “Inspired by Italy,” which displays the work of Kate Somerville, a Yorkshire based black and white photographer and Giovanni Batista, an 18th Century Italian artist. The exhibition highlights the Italian influence on the architecture of the House.

A new Mediterranean garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon, his photograph is attached, is in the early stages of development. This new garden will also have an Italian influence, in keeping with the House.

We were extremely lucky with the weather, thunder and rain forecast, but we had warmth and sunshine, delightful. We took advantage of the weather, strolling through the garden, admiring the beautiful south-facing herbaceous beds with their vivid and varied planting.

Certainly, worth another visit soon.

September 2023

Carol A