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Helmsley Walled Garden

Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771427
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Beautiful and well maintained diverse garden.

A gem. A stunning long border provides a central avenue. There is a very wide selection of apple... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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lovely day

We visited here with my Mam for her birthday, was unsure if she would be ok as she has difficulty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Built in 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden is a five acre garden sitting beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle. It provided the vegetables, fruit and flowers for the table of Duncombe Park until just after World War 1 when it was leased as market garden. Abandoned after it closed its doors for the final time in 1984, it fell into dereliction. Restoration started in 1994 and since then the Garden has gone from strength to strength through the dedication and care of staff and volunteers. Visitors can now enjoy restored glasshouses full of colour, a double herbaceous Hot Border running the length of the Garden or sit and enjoy the tranquillity of the Garden of Contemplation. A Clematis Garden showcases over 100 different clematis varieties and in the vegetable patch, a new attraction is the edible flower garden, showing some of the flowers that can bring new colour and style to salads and other dishes. Vegetables and fruit from the Garden go into the delicious dishes prepared in the Vinehouse Cafe. Visitors sit beneath Victorian vine cultivars to enjoy soups, salads and open sandwiches as well as delicious cakes and desserts. The Plant Centre sells a wide selection of herbaceous perennials, some of which visitors will find on display in the Garden. Staff can help visitors with any questions about what might go well in their gardens. The Garden shop also sells a range of useful garden sundries such as gloves, string and seeds as well as gifts such as jams, chutneys and biscuits. Other items available include a range of heritage tools and garden artefacts. The Garden also works as a social enterprise, providing social and therapeutic horticulture to people with a wide range of difficulties and disabilities. Specialist therapists provide a structured environment for supported volunteers to gain skills and self-confidence whilst undertaking horticultural tasks in a safe environment. There is full wheelchair access to the Garden as well as the Cafe. Toilets and disabled toilets available Dogs are welcome on leads
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771427

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A gem. A stunning long border provides a central avenue. There is a very wide selection of apple and pear trees. The layout also includes a dry planting area. The vegetable area is well stocked with a number of interesting and heritage varieties. Entrance fee...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here with my Mam for her birthday, was unsure if she would be ok as she has difficulty walking for a long time, however it was a lovely pleasant walk with plenty of seating areas to enjoy the gardens. TIP: if one of...More

Thank kdr612
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent four days exploring a number of Yorkshire gardens, and Helmsley made it onto our list. The colour in the summer borders was delightful, the tea room pleasant, and it was nice to know that proceeds from the enterprise help others rather than lining...More

Thank Lawtonguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Walled Garden as part of a trip to Yorkshire recently and after visiting the Castle up the road. The gardens are lovely, really beautiful in parts, with some pretty water features, plants, vegetables, fruits and flowers and even some hens to look at....More

Thank LittleLaroo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first went to Helmsley Walled Garden in April 2017 - and as we gift aided our entrance fee we could go back for free. In April we were slightly too late for the best of spring but there were some lovely tulips (the central...More

Thank karenmI8330ER
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for ideas for your garden then this is a great place to come. If you are looking for a step out of the hustle and bustle of Helmsley this is also a place to come. A very pretty garden with plenty...More

Thank ClareF017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best experience with also a wonderful weather! Going with kids and/or friends has been a great idea since there is a lot of things to do, see and adventure all around the area. 100% Recomendable

Thank fbb10
Reviewed 1 week ago

It costs £7.50 for admission, it only took about 45 mins to look around so quite expensive. It's not very well kept, there's lots of weeds and empty patches. The chap gardening in the vegetable garden was friendly as was the lady in the entrance...More

Thank lindyloo1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked all the way to the walled gardens with the intention of going in, but walked away when we saw it was £7.50 each!! No thank you.

1  Thank liz12de2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens community run. Lots of benches to sit on and while away time. Flowers and veg galore. Nice cafe and shop on site.

Thank Twiggy2803
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29 January 2017|
Response from Tricia_Harris | Property representative |
Entry to the garden remains the same as in 2016 at £7.50p for all adults and no charge for children under 16. The gardens are currently closed we open again for the season on 1st April. We look forward to seeing you later... More
dawn. d
27 March 2016|
Response from Tricia_Harris | Property representative |
Hi there, Visiting Helmsley Walled Garden costs £7.50 per adult. Children under 16 come in for free. If you are a UK tax payer and can Gift Aid your entry, you will get a ticket valid for twelve months. Many thanks.