Gardens in North Yorkshire

Gardens in North Yorkshire

You can enjoy a wide range of gardens throughout North Yorkshire. Please click through for more information on opening times, directions etc.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate
RHS Harlow Carr is a great place to learn about gardening. These gardens are very innovative and inspiring to all levels of gardeners. They are set in superb surroundings where you can stroll through the streamside garden, explore the woodland area or visit excellent indoor displays. There are events all year which include workshops, guided walks and practical gardening demonstrations. Large shop and plant centre and on-site Bettys Café & Tearooms.
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Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon
Newby Hall is an award winning garden which is suitable for both specialist and amateur gardeners. The garden hosts one of Europe’s longest double herbaceous borders which slopes gently down to the River Ure. There are a number of compartmented gardens, including the Rose Garden, Sylvia’s Garden, Autumn Garden and the Water Garden. Hosts the National Collection of Cornus and woodland walk. Plant Centre and The Garden Restaurant serves meals.
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Newby Hall House & Garden with magnificent flower borders

Newby Hall House & Garden with magnificent flower borders

Castle Howard Gardens, York
The gardens at Castle Howard have breath-taking views across a lake and sweeping parkland. This majestic garden has statues, temples and fountains, 18th Century walled garden, lakeside and woodland walks. Each season is delightful with spring daffodils, summer roses and spectacular Autumn tree foliage to enjoy.
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The Yorkshire Arboretum, Kew & Castle Howard, near York
The Yorkshire Arboretum is a 120 acre garden of trees, tucked away in a sheltered valley in the Howardian Hills, that sits within the Castle Howard Estate near York. The area is ideal for woodland walks and family activities and there is a café offering a delicious menu of home-cooked, seasonal produce. You can enjoy the serenity and beauty of this woodland area and learn about the collection of over 6,000 trees and shrubs from around the world.
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Breezy Knees Gardens, Warthill, near York
These 15 acres gardens are a flower enthusiasts haven – filled with 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The Breezy Knees Gardens include a fragrant rose garden, herbaceous border, cottage garden, rockery and an annual meadow. Visit the specialist nursery and spend time in the on-site cafe.
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Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley
Helmsley Walled Garden is a small five acre garden which has benefited from 15 years of extensive restoration. Do not miss the The Double Hot Border which forms the garden’s central spine – it is very colourful from June to September. There are a number of smaller garden rooms which include a cottage flower garden, a contemplative garden and rose and peony borders. On-site vegetarian Vinehouse Cafe.
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Colourful flower borders at Helmsley Walled Garden

Flower borders at Helmsley Walled Garden

The Walled Garden at Scampston, near Malton
The Walled Garden is set within the kitchen garden of Scampston Hall. This contemporary garden was created by Piet Oudolf, an internationally acclaimed garden designer. This attractive garden ‘gem’ combines perennial meadows with a traditional garden. There is an excellent plant centre and The Garden Restaurant. Scampston Hall is open for a shorter season for guided tours only.
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Littlethorpe Manor Gardens, near Ripon
Littlethorpe Manor is an 11 acre garden that surrounds a 18th Century Georgian Manor House. You will find a Walled garden with dwarf box and contemporary herbaceous planting. A Sunken garden is based on a ‘clipped box’ White Rose of York motif. Steps lead down from the house to a formal lawn with fountain pool. Further steps lead down to a lake and a classical pavilion beyond. The lake is surrounded by beds of late summer perennials.
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Parcevall Hall Gardens, near Skyreholme – Wharfedale
Parcevall Hall Gardens are 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens that rise up the hillside for 200 feet giving wonderful Yorkshire Dales views in every direction. Within the grounds you can enjoy woodland walks, a bedrock limestone rock garden, formal, south facing terraces and an attractive rose garden. The tearoom has spectacular views of Simon’s Seat.
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Parcevall Hall Gardens near Skyreholme Wharfedale North Yorkshire

Views of Parcevall Hall Gardens – Located near Grassington

Austwick Hall, near Settle
At Austwick Hall you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the thirteen acres of gardens and woodland. The garden is set in the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. You can explore the contemporary sculpture on the woodland trail or the walled vegetable garden.. The ‘snowdrop’ walk is very popular early in the year.
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Mount Grace Priory, near Northallerton
Mount Grace Priory has reconstructed a herb plot using species of plants available in the 16th Century, that offers a glimpse into the lives of its former residents, the Carthusian Monks. The unique Priory setting flourishes as a wildlife haven and is home to the famous Mount Grace Priory stoats.
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Kiplin Hall Gardens, near Richmond
The gardens at Kiplin Hall are undergoing major restoration following years of neglect. A visit includes woodland and lakeside walks, the 18th century Walled Garden, the Rose and Sensory gardens, Topiary garden and newly planted Hot Border and Perennial and White Gardens. More projects are underway with the help of an army of volunteers, with full restoration the goal.
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Richmond Castle ‘Cockpit Garden’, Richmond
The ‘Cockpit Garden’ at Richmond Castle is a hidden ‘gem’. Blessed with superb views over the River Swale, this tranquil garden has modern borders which come alive with colour during the summer and autumn months. There is a grass lawn area which is ideal for picnics.
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St Nicholas Gardens, Richmond
These 7 acre gardens, belonging to St Nicholas, are located at the oldest dwelling in Richmond. The gardens are a series of compartments laid out and planted from 1905 by the Hon. Robert ‘Bobbie’ James. The Garden Rooms include a Formal Garden with topiary hedges, Rock Garden, a Cottage Garden, Potager and Herb Garden and lovely Long Borders. Open to the public on selected Sundays through the year. Groups by prior arrangement.
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Peasholm Park, Scarborough
This oriental themed park has beautiful gardens, a tranquil lake and plenty of wildlife. In the summer season you can hire rowing boats, canoes and dragon head pedaloes. Mini golf and putting is available. Peasholm Park hosts Naval Warfare Battles featuring miniature ships and the bandstand, set out in the middle of the lake, has electric organ, brass/silver band and orchestra concerts throughout the summer. The Peasholm Glen Tree Trail has oriental wooden bridges crossing a stream, with mini waterfalls and ponds.
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Lake at Peasholm Park Scarborough

Enjoy a trip around the lake at Peasholm Park

Constable Burton Gardens, near Leyburn
The garden at Constable Burton has a unique collection of trees in its terraced woodland garden – there is a fine show of colour throughout the seasons. The Stream Garden and Lily Pond offer an excellent show of plants. The sweeping lawns and parterre terraced gardens offers pleasant surroundings for all the family.
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Stillingfleet Lodge Garden and Nurseries, near York
Charming country garden combines cottage garden planting with traditional 60ft double herbaceous borders. There are a series of cottage gardens, a wildflower meadow, orchard, a pond and a woodland walk. Stillingfleet Lodge’s nurseries specialise in unusual perennial plants that feature in the garden. There is a café with popular delicious Homemade cakes.
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The Forbidden Corner, near Middleham
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden near Middleham in the Yorkshire Dales. Discover The temple of the underworld, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, the eye of the needle and paths and passages that lead nowhere. At every turn you have decisions to make and tricks to avoid making a ‘challenging’ day out for all the family. Pre-booked tickets only, please phone before your visit.
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Thorp Perrow Arboretum, near Bedale
This fascinating arboretum has nearly 100 acres of woodland to explore, with trees to see from around the world. The Spring season has beautiful displays of daffodils, cherry blossom, lilac and bluebells and the Autumn season has spectacular foliage colours. There is a Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre with regular flying demonstrations. Tea room with delicious local products.
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