Wild Flowers at Jervaulx Abbey

In the early 1800s Lord Aylesbury began some major excavation work, planting trees & flowers throughout the Abbey and grounds.  The Abbey became part of Jervaulx Halls Garden, making some of the flowers so as you see as you walk around originate back to not only to the monks but also to the past owners.

One of the many pleasing aspects of a visit to Jervaulx is to view the wildflowers adorning the walls, following a survey written by Yoredale Natural History Society in 2009 over 200 species of flowers and trees etc. were recorded so considering the amount of work that has taken place over the years is a remarkable achievement. As you wander round the site, we hope you will agree we have achieved our aim.