Goddards House and Garden

The arts and crafts house with the pond in front and a part of the formal garden in the sunshine

Important notice -

Goddards is now closed for the winter re-opening spring 2017, due to a major unavoidable piece of conservation and maintenance work. This differs from previously advertised opening times including the National Trust handbook and property leaflet.

An intimate Arts and Crafts style family home and complementary gardens

Goddards House and Garden

Things to see and do

Three adults surrounded by tall and colourful flowers

Things to see and do 

From exploring the gardens to dining in style - there's plenty for everyone to do. With a programme of talks and rotating displays as well as a walk further afield for those who are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can make a morning or afternoon of it. Leave your car at home and have a gin and tonic on the terrace too!

Goddards House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

250 years of Terry's: from chemists to chocolatiers

Wed 12 Apr 2017
10:30-17:00
New displays on show throughout the house chart the highs and lows of the Terry's of York chocolate business.

A Very Terry Easter

Sat 15 Apr 2017
10:30-17:00
Come and join in some very chocolatey fun! From chocolate trails, to blindfold taste tests and chocolate box making and chocolate talks.

Sweet memories

Sat 29 Apr 2017
10:30-17:00
Come and share your memories of, or connections with, Terry's of York and discover other memories which have been left with us for safe keeping on a trail around the house.
Goddards House and Garden

Eating

Two ladies sitting and eating tea and chocolate orange cake

Indulge yourself at Goddards 

From morning coffee served in the drawing room and delicious lunches served in the Terry's dining room, to afternoon tea on the terrace with a view of the garden, enjoy the opportunity to feel like a guest of the Terry family.

Goddards House and Garden

Wildlife

Dragonfly at Goddards in the sunshine

Unearth our wildlife 

Visit the 1930s greenhouse, discover dragonflies, flowering water lilies and tadpoles that call our two ponds home. Meet the northern most colony of Midwife toads in Britain.

Goddards House and Garden

Get involved

Man in stripey top juggling chocolate oranges in the gardens with the house in the background

Join our team 

From juggling to gardening, baking to chatting and lots more besides - come and volunteer with us in one of the many roles and help make Goddards special. Help create the warm and welcoming atmosphere in this beautiful arts and crafts house and garden and join the friendly team and enjoy laughter, fun and learning new skills!

Goddards House and Garden

Venue hire

wo woman sat on a couch with a tiered afternoon tea tray on a table before them

Hire our special place 

Hire the drawing room or gardens for your special event and step back as our team helps create your perfect day.

Goddards House and Garden

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