Saturday 3 September 2011

Thorp Perrow - Structures

Thorp Perrow in Bedale, Yorkshire is considered one of the finest arboretums in the UK. It was founded in 1931 by Sir Leonard Ropner and covers 85 acres, including a pinetum, an acer grove, ornamental lakes, a number of tree lined trails and a tea room. Within the grounds are also a Bird of Prey Centre and a small Animal Park.

The estate is currently owned and managed by Sir John Ropner, grandson to the founder.

This is the bird cage structure, standing at the head of the Cypress Walk and dedicated to the memory of founder Sir Leonard (1895 - 1977).

The wrought iron dome is beautifully designed and shaped...

...right up to the centre.


  1. Gorgeous estate and that bird cage structure's dome is amazing.

  2. Imagine being responsible for caring for such a gorgeous place!

  3. OK, you can stop right now.... teasing us with some of the most wonderful photos.
    What a beautiful home and grounds are so green plus a Tea Room, Outstanding !
    My tourist radar is on high alert.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. Lovely photos of the estate... the birdcage gazebo with its intricate wrought iron work is wonderful.

  5. What a beautiful estate and garden. I love the gazebo, gives the garden something special. Have a nice Sunday

  6. What a wonderful garden to explore! I do so hope you will share many more pictures of what you saw with us? Please!

  7. This place is on my doorstep and I visit often - it is always a delight - there is something for every season (not to mention the fantastic cafe).

  8. It's a beautiful place. I shall enjoy your photos.