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Museum Gardens
York Pass

Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR, Tel: 01904 687687, Email

Welcome to York Museum Gardens - a place to relax and unwind in the heart of the city. Relax in the peaceful gardens, explore the ruins of St Mary's and discover the Roman history of the multangular tower.

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  • Rail station: York (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The north front of Beningbrough Hall
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Beningbrough, York, YO30 1DD, Tel: 01904 472027, Email

Beningbrough's series of interlocking gardens each offer their own distinct seasonal interest - from wildlife havens to colourful herbaceous borders - and are inspirational all year.

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  • Rail station: York (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Breezy Knees
York Tourism Awards Finalist

Common Lane, Warthill, York, YO19 5XS, Tel: 01904 488800

14 acre gardens are packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees, and have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer. Along with an specialist nursery.

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  • Rail station: York (7 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Helmsley Walled Garden
York PassSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH, Tel: 01439 771427, Email

Helmsley Walled Garden, five acres of stunning herbaceous borders, Victorian vine houses, Kitchen Garden, Orchard and other garden rooms.

 
 
 
Rievaulx Terrace
National Trust

The National Trust, Rievaulx, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LJ, Tel: 01439 748283, Email

Free entry into Rievaulx Terrace with a YorkCard.

 
 
 
The Walled Garden
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Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA, Tel: 01653 648333, Email

1,000 acres of rolling parkland dotted with lakes, temples and statues, formal gardens and woodland. Seasonal highlights include daffodils, rhododendrons, roses and an ornamental potager.

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  • Rail station: Malton (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Stockeld Park
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Stockeld Park, The Estate Office, Wetherby, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN, Tel: 01937 586333, Email

A gracious Palladian mansion by James Paine (1763), featuring a magnificent cantilevered staircase in the central oval hall.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Homestead Park

Gardens Department, The Homestead, 40 Water Lane, York, YO30 6WP, Email

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has continued to manage, maintain and develop the Homestead Park for the benefit of the people of York, as the Rowntree family wished.

 
 
 
Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest
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Forestry Commission Yorkshire, Outgang Road, Pickering, YO18 7EL, Tel: 0300 067 4300, Email

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.

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  • Rail station: Malton (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 Garden at Newby Hall
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 01423 322583, Email

Award winning gardens, Adam's House, Woodland Walk, large children's Adventure garden and miniature railway.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Herbaceous Border
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 0845 4504068

The beautiful double herbaceous border, a length of 140m, is one of the longest in Europe. Structurally laid out by Major Compton in the 1930s, it was during the time of Mr Robin Compton that the borders took on their unique planting feel.

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The National Collection of Cornus
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 0845 4504068

Newby Hall’s National Collection of Cornus was started by Mr Robin Compton VMH in 1990. He was an astute Plantsman with a particular passion for trees and shrubs and was already familiar with the genus Cornus

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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