Goddards House and Garden

Bricked house with a large colourful herbaceous border to the side

Important notice -

The garden is open for two days each month until September. You don’t always need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Tickets are released for sale the Friday before opening.

A hidden garden on the edge of York

Goddards House and Garden

What's on 

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses are also open to visit. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays.

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.

Logo for the Good To Go standard

Visit with confidence

We’re delighted to have secured the official “We’re Good To Go” mark, a brand new industry standard created by Visit England to help identify businesses that are ready to safely reopen. “We’re Good To Go” recognises the tireless effort our staff and volunteers have made to safely reopen the places in York and reassures everyone who visits us that we follow government guidelines.

Goddards House and Garden


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


Goddards House and Garden


Goddards House and Garden


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

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Goddards House and Garden

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.