Step outside into the gardens of York

If you want to head into the city or a little further afield, there's a green space ready for exploring or relaxing in.

The double border in June in Beningbrough's gardens

Stretch your legs in the country at Beningbrough 

See how the fruit and vegetables in the walled kitchen garden are growing or sit among the south facing flower borders taking in the views over the parkland.

Man leaning through a wooden Pergola structure to look at plants

Developing the garden at Beningbrough 

The award winning garden designer Andy Sturgeon is working with the National Trust to help revitalise the gardens at Beningbrough with a long term vision.

The terrace and herbaceous border at Goddards in summer

Head into the garden rooms at Goddards 

Wander around the intimate gardens of this Arts and Crafts home with a surprise around every corner. Take in views over York racecourse towards the Terry factory and relax on the terrace as the family once did.

Ornamental pond in the foregound with lawn and historic house on the left and Minster on the right

Take a moment in the city at Treasurer's House 

Enjoy for free this award winning garden nestled next door to York Minster. Soak in the calm in the city and listen to the bells ringing or the bees hard at work.

Couple walking across a field with Beningbrough Hall in the background

Follow the tree trail at Beningbrough 

There are Yorkshire champions waiting to be discovered, heritage pear arches and a striking survivor from a lightning strike.