Gardens to visit in Yorkshire

If you're looking for gardens to walk through in Yorkshire, there's plenty to chose from. Explore grand floral gardens, an intimate city centre haven or discover formal beds and wildflowers.

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Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Tulips in Nostell's Rose Garden


Spring sees the garden at Nostell really come to life. In the Kitchen Garden you'll find an orchard newly planted with historic Yorkshire apple trees, vegetable patches, a herbaceous border and beds of tulips and roses. Take a walk towards the Menagerie Garden to see magnolia coming into its own.

A visitor explores the pergola at Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall 

There are over eight acres of gardens to explore at Beningbrough. Spend hours wandering through the formal gardens, walled kitchen garden and herbaceous borders. From early spring see carpets of crocus and daffodil and as the season progress, more colour will burst into life.

A family enjoying a stroll around the moon ponds in Studley Royal water garden

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 

Nestled within the Skell Valley near Ripon, this landscaped masterpiece was designed by John and William Aislabie in the 18th century. Granted World Heritage Status in 1986, these gardens hold a place on the world stage. From May see folly! large scale artworks in the landscape inspired by the history of the water garden

A family enjoying a walk near the castle folly

Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Explore centuries of history in this spectacular south Yorkshire landscape. With formal gardens, inspiring monuments and a folly that isn’t quite what it seems, there are lots of intriguing features across Wentworth Castle Gardens. There's colour throughout in spring as rhododendrons and azalea create a spectacle.

Ladies sat chatting on a bench surrounded by red roses

East Riddlesden Hall 

Pick up the sweet scents of this fragrant garden in West Yorkshire. Look out for the colourful tulips in the Formal Garden, and explore seasonal flavours in the herb border. The Wild Garden is a must see during spring and summer.

 Visitors outside the south front of Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire

Nunnington Hall 

With a hive of busy bees, Nunnington Hall's walled garden is an organic paradise of produce. The warmer months bring roses, alliums and a riot of colour to the herbaceous borders, while the orchard comes to life with fruit in the autumn.

Ormesby Hall looking at the back of the hall from the rose garden

Ormesby Hall

Just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough, the formal gardens of the Pennyman's family home are a peaceful retreat. Explore the roses, rhodedendrons and tulips in the garden's colourful borders.

The garden at Treasurer's with a view of York Minster

Treasurer's House 

A peaceful retreat in York city centre, the garden at Treasurer's House is a hidden gem. With its sunken lawn and pastel-coloured flowers, the garden has won Gold in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition for the last six years.

The Tuscan Temple at Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx Terrace

Take a stroll through woods out on to the terrace, for its stunning views down over the Cistercian ruin of Rievaulx Abbey. In spring the bank between the temples is awash with wild flowers, whilst in summer the lawns are the perfect spot for picnics.

Red brick arts and crafts house and part of the formal garden

Goddards House and Garden 

Discover the arts and crafts design of the five acres of garden rooms with views over York racecourse towards the iconic Terry factory clock tower. Take a moment on the terrace to watch the wildlife or grab a tennis racket and play like the family once did.