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Helmsley Walled Garden

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Address: Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AH, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 771427
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Description: Built in 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden is a five acre garden sitting...
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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An excellent chance to see a community garden that really works. Mainly operated by volunteers, this garden shows how to get the best from your site. Plant, an curio sales are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent chance to see a community garden that really works. Mainly operated by volunteers, this garden shows how to get the best from your site. Plant, an curio sales are here along with an excellent tearoom! We visited on a very warm day, but there were umbrellas outside to sit under, along with a large bucket of water for... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited the Castle and the Walled garden. The garden is just that - a walled garden - lots of flowers and a few grassy areas to run in, benches to sit at, and a swarm of bees blocked off one corner. Nice, but over priced. Took a pushchair and a few bits were gravel (difficult to push) and there were... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

These gardens were an absolute picture when we visited in June 2015.......Loads of perenniall borders and the array of colour on display is fantastic .A lovely peaceful area where you can "loose yourself " as you walk through the gardens ! There is danger of bees going into decline ..... but there was no sign of any decline in this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely gardens, not particularly aimed at toddlers but that was to be expected. Cafe/restaurant was quite expensive. We thought there would have been more plants for sale. Very well laid out, obvious signs of improvement occurring. Baby changing was used & acceptable.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were looking forward to seeing the walled garden and we did see most of it but very heavy rain stopped play so we retired to the Vinehouse Cafe for a lovely pizza and coffee.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have visited many times, and always a delight to the eye - even this year when plants were late in blooming - an excellent view of the castle that can only be seen from the walled garden - if you 'gift aid' your entrance fee, then you get a free season ticket for a year. It is a charity... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

These restored gardens are beautiful filled with cultured plants with wonderful areas of wild flowers. Vegetables are being grown and chickens are are being raised ,bees are being kept and grounds are being tended by volunteers who engage with the visitors. You can wander and take in the tranquility of these restored Victorian gardens. The disappointment is felt when you... More 

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Upper Poppleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One woman's vision restoring a home castle garden whilst providing a training opportunity for local people

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful gardens however the entrance fee of £6 each is a bit steep expected it to be bigger for that price

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a truly beautiful space. The garden was rescued by volunteers from neglect and they have done a fantastic job in creating a space of real peace and beauty. The wildflower meadows were in full bloom, the vegetable gardens were flourishing and everywhere was immaculately kept. I could happily while away hour after hour in this wonderful spot with a... More 

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Address: Address: Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AH, England
Phone Number: +44 1439 771427
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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