Walkers get tour of medieval garden

SPRING WALK: Martin Roberts takes guided walk around Sherburn Hospital grounds.
SPRING WALK: Martin Roberts takes guided walk around Sherburn Hospital grounds.
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RAINY weather didn’t deter walkers from taking a guided tour of one of Durham City’s historic gardens.

Sherburn Hospital, in the tiny settlement of Sherburn House, dates back to the 12th century.

The gardens include a 17th-century terrace and 18th-century informal landscape planting.

Walkers, under the guidance of expert Martin Roberts, were also taken through the deep woodland surrounding Sherburn Hospital.

The walk was one of a series organised by the Old Durham Gardens Group. Dates of future walks are on the group’s website: www.olddurhamgardens.co.uk