Grass with a bench in the centre and mature planting all around including a yellow laburnum

Things to see and do

Black and white image of a historic car near an open door

Accessible parking at Goddards 

Car parking at Goddards is limited to accessible parking for visitors. You can use the drop off point or there are nearby places to leave your car. The garden is well served by York's bus service and it's a pleasant walk or bike ride from any direction as we're so close to the racecourse.



A man and woman with takeaway drinks walking in a garden

Eating at Goddards 

Pick up a takeaway for your walk in the garden or have a moment on one of the seats. If you fancy some time baking at home we've added a few of our favourite recipes for inspiration...chocolate orange flavoured of course.



Dragonfly at Goddards in the sunshine

Unearth our wildlife 

You won't be alone as you explore the garden. See what's buzzing around and discover dragonflies, flowering water lilies and tadpoles that call the ponds home in this urban garden oasis. Listen out for bird calls and see how many butterflies you can spot in among the flowers.






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Places to stay

Stay a little longer in York

The living room at the laundry flat

Holiday at Beningbrough Hall 

Holiday in a very special place in the bright and welcoming apartment above the Victorian laundry surrounded by gardens, woodland and views of the main hall from your windows. Perfectly located for exploring York, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales; it's your very own escape to the country.