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Goddards - National Trust

Hidden garden overlooking York Racecourse
Location: 27 Tadcaster Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1GG
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Reflections in the formal pond

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See how the season's change from the terrace

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With views across York racecourse

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Spring starts with daffodils

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Grab a takeaway as you wander

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Watch out for blossom in spring

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Chat to one of the garden team on your visit

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The orchard in spring

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The wildlife area has a completely different vibe

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By May the Wisteria opens on the terrace

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Find a quiet bench among nature

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Take a seat in among nature

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See what's growing in the vegetable garden

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Pop inside the historic greenhouse as you wander

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The herbaceous borders in summer

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Soak in the scents of the fragrant garden

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Explore further on the new accessible path

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Anyone for tennis?

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Explore the formal terraces on a garden visit

About Us

Goddards is now closed until spring 2023 - we look forward to welcoming you back to the garden then.


Visit the gardens of the former home of the Terry family, part of York’s chocolate heritage.

Discover the five-acre garden with herbaceous borders, fragrant garden and sunny terrace overlooking the lawns and formal pond. With a rock garden and wildlife pond, glasshouse, and small kitchen garden, it’s not hard to imagine building a home here for a growing family.

The factory clock can be seen across the racecourse from the paddock orchard, one of a series of garden rooms, hidden away on the edge of the city. Family life and factory life were in some ways never far apart, in other ways, miles apart.

Takeaway on the terrace

Drinks and light refreshments can be taken away and there are plenty of seat dotted around to have a moment. Otherwise bring a picnic, pick your spot, and relax on one of the lawns.

Good to know...

The house is used as a regional office for the National Trust and not open to visitors.

See where else to explore with the National Trust in York and North Yorkshire.

Opening Times

Closed winter, re-opens March 2023.

Check full opening details here

Events at Goddards - National Trust

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4th Mar 23 , 11:00 (5h 0m)

Residents' Festival at Goddards

It's fashionable to be late right? Goddards garden is closed in January when the Make it York festival occurs so let's …

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5th Mar 23 , 11:00 (5h 0m)

Residents' Festival at Goddards

It's fashionable to be late right? Goddards garden is closed in January when the Make it York festival occurs so let's …

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