Goddards House and Garden

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

An intimate Arts and Crafts style family home and complementary gardens

Goddards House and Garden

Things to see and do

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Plan your visit to Goddards 

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 31 May 2017
New displays on show throughout the house chart the highs and lows of the Terry's of York chocolate business.

Gardens and Games

Wed 31 May 2017
Enjoy croquet and tennis in the garden and explore the newly planted paddock orchard garden.

Chocolate challenges

Wed 31 May 2017
Want to work off a bit of steam in the school holidays? Try your hand at our chocolate challenges.

Father's Day Fun

Sun 18 Jun 2017
Bring dad along to enjoy a day of relaxing.
Goddards House and Garden


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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


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

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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

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Celebrate at Goddards 

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

Goddards House and Garden

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