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.

Hall in the distance through a gate surrounded by colourful foliage

Beningbrough Hall 

With over eight acres of formal gardens to explore, relax among the flowers or see how the fruit collection is coming along in the two acre walled garden. Each area tends to be at its best at a different time of the year and watching the season change is often a reason to return time after time. At this time of year, the walled garden is bursting with fruit and veg, with the produced used in the restaurant just metres away.

Couple in the foreground of the Temple of Piety 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.

Organic apple orchard at Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall 

From the Black Walnut tree that first greets you as you head over the bridge, to the fruit trees in the orchard, trees are the star of the show in autumn. There's autumnal colour starting to appear throughout the gardens and the orchards are springing into life with fruit aplenty.

View from the yew hedges of Ormesby Hall looking at the servants wing through the autumn tree colours

Ormesby Hall

Just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough, the formal gardens of the Pennyman's family home are a peaceful retreat. Late summer blooms and turning trees make for a relaxing seasonal walk.

Visitors on Lady Lucy's Walk in autumn

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 the changing season emerging.

Nostell mansion with autumn tree


Nostell's parkland and gardens stretch over 300 acres, taking in wildflower meadows, lakes, and woodland. At this time of year you can enjoy seasonal harvest and colour in the Kitchen Garden, whilst in the parkland, oaks and sweet chestnut trees form a guard of honour with their changing colour.

East Riddelsden Hall is seen through red coloured leaves in late summer

East Riddlesden Hall 

This intimate garden in West Yorkshire is a hidden oasis. The fruit trees are laden with apples and pears and there's still late blooming lavender in the borders. Our gardeners work in a way which helps wildlife to thrive in this peaceful, green space. As you wander around the gardens look out for the Toad Abode, Lacewing Lodge and the Beetle House.