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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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

Garden designs displays

Fri 30 Sep 2016
In this brand new display both indoors and out, find out how everything grows in the garden, and what we're doing to restore them to designer George Dillistone's former glory.

The Terry women

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Discover the stories of the 'Terry women' who shaped and supported the Terry business and home - from the packers, typists, cooks, maids, to the mothers and daughters.

Bitesized chocolate talks

Fri 30 Sep 2016
Nibble on a piece of chocolate orange and find out about the Terry chocolate factory history, how the business started, why it was at one stage "Terry and Berry" and the nearly forgotten chocolate apple.

National chocolate week

Wed 12 Oct 2016
Join in the chocolate fueled celebrations at the former home of one of York's chocolate families.

Short talk about the Terry Women

Fri 14 Oct 2016
Drop in to find out a little more of the stories we're telling in the current display of the Terry Women.

Half-term fun

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Curl up by the fireside and read the Terry Times or play games indoors and out and enjoy trails and fun for the family.
Goddards House and Garden


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


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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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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