Goddards House and Garden

Purple tulips popping up above a formal lawn

Important notice -

The outdoor spaces at Goddards are open for two days each month. You will need to book your visit in advance. Tickets are released for sale the Friday before opening.

A hidden garden on the edge of York

Goddards House and Garden

What's on 

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open to visit. Shops are also open and outdoor seating is available at some cafés. Subject to government confirmation, we're planning to reopen houses in England and Wales from 17 May, and in Northern Ireland from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. When space is available, particularly on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary. But to guarantee entry, please always book in advance, especially at busier times like weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Upcoming events

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Goddards House and Garden

Things to see and do 

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

The gardens at Goddards  

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.

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.

Goddards House and Garden

Eating

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

Eating at Goddards 

Pick up a takeaway for your walk in the garden or have a moment on one of the garden 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.

Goddards House and Garden

Wildlife

Dragonfly at Goddards in the sunshine

Unearth our wildlife 

See what's buzzing around and discover dragonflies, flowering water lilies and tadpoles that call the ponds home in this urban garden oasis.

Goddards House and Garden

History

Goddards House and Garden

Shopping

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.

Goddards House and Garden

Join or give

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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.