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.

The double border in June in Beningbrough's gardens

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens 

There are over eight acres of gardens to explore at Beningbrough. Spend hours wandering through the formal gardens, walled kitchen garden and herbaceous borders. As the summer progresses, more colour will burst into life with as dahlias take centre stage along the south border.

Photograph of a statue during summertime, 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.

Visitors exploring the garden at Nostell, West Yorkshire


Nostell's parkland and gardens stretch over 300 acres, taking in wildflower meadows, lakes, and woodland. Enjoy seasonals scent and colour, especially as the roses take centre stage in the Kitchen Garden.

Nunnington Hall garden avenue

Nunnington organic walled garden

Whatever the season, the walled garden provides seasonal interest and inspiration from spring wild flowering meadows to the colourful summer herbaceous borders.

Rhododendron in flower at Wentworth Castle Gardens, South Yorkshire

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. Wander up Lady Lucy's Walk to the castle folly to see signs of spring all around.

The bright pink of the granny's bonnets standing tall in the formal borders.

Summer garden at Ormesby Hall

Visit Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough this summer to see the formal garden bursting with colours, providing a tranquil setting against an urban environment.

Family walking through herb border

East Riddlesden Hall 

This intimate garden in West Yorkshire is a hidden oasis. Discover seasonal flavours in the herb border and enjoy the colourful borders in the Formal Garden. The Wild Garden is a must see in summer.

Different shaped shrubs, plants and trees with a path into the distance

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.