Red bricked house with colourful planting

Important notice -

Goddards is now closed for the season. The gardens will reopen Thursday - Sunday from 3 March 2022.

A hidden garden on the edge of York


Things to see and do

A formal pond and statue with reflections, surrounded by tree and a blue sky

The gardens at Goddards  

Goddards is now closed until spring 2022. Discover the five acres of garden rooms of the former Terry family home with views over York racecourse towards the iconic Terry factory clock tower. The small space has formal areas of lawn, ponds and herbaceous borders, surrounded by mature trees and a wildlife area. See what's growing in the orchard and small vegetable garden - you can imagine living here and making the most of this pocket of green.



A man with glasses in profile view drinks from a takeaway cup

Eating at Goddards 

Goddards is now closed until spring 2022. 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 

Goddards is now closed until spring 2022. See what's buzzing around and discover dragonflies, flowering water lilies and tadpoles that call the ponds home in this urban garden oasis.





The outdoor accessories collection from the National Trust online shop

Visit the online shop 

Browse at home with the full collection on the online shop. From accessories to homeware, a range of outdoor gear to feeders for wildlife. Or if you're heading into York drop in to the city centre shop near to York Minster. Your purchases continue to support the work of the National Trust, thank you.


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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.