Breezy Knees Gardens

Breezy Knees Gardens, York: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Breezy Knees Gardens Reviews: 5/5

Breezy Knees Gardens
5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
With over 20 acres of extensive gardens featuring more than 7,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees and described by Monty Don as "a beautiful modern garden created on the grandest possible scale, Breezy Knees is one of the largest gardens in Northern England.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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MinnieM1928
Cambridgeshire, UK321 contributions
Fabulous Gardens
Sep 2021
There is so much to see in the gardens at Breezy Knees, the September Garden was stunning and as we visited in September we saw it at its best, there are so many individual areas to look around but it all comes together beautifully when walking from one area to the next.
The plant nursery itself was nearly empty and there was a sign apologising for this but as we didn't visit for that reason it didn't impact on us, we also had carrot cake and tea and coffee in the cafe whilst we were there.
Written October 14, 2021
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Iain F
London, UK16 contributions
Absolutely stunning gardens
Sep 2021
We visited in late September yet there was still a riot of colour. Each section is so well designed and planted to create a unique character. Even the lawn areas are beautifully managed to make walking on them a sensuous experience. The further reaches of the garden amongst the conifers have a peaceful atmosphere that invites one to remain and relax. Overall these gardens are an astonishingly creative achievement and yet, despite their size, are maintained by te equivalent of just two full time gardeners.
Written September 23, 2021
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Dave M
23 contributions
Excellent garden , great coach parking suitable for caravaners
Sep 2021 • Family
We had a lovely toasted sandwich and coffee with cakes in the cafe on arrival, the young lady who served us was lovely and gave excellent customer service, it was nice to be asked which cup I preferred and to be told I would not get a receipt for contactless and other useful info as I was being served, when the food arrived it was lovely and tasty definitely good value for money. The lady on the till for the garden entry was so lovely with our child showing him the map and chatting to him she really was child friendly and even offered to lend us an umbrella which we very much appreciated, I would say the staff went the extra mile to make us welcome. The garden it’s self was beautiful particularly the September garden planted in blocks of colour and also the conifer garden which was my personal favourite. The lake with the seat in the middle was beautiful and I am so glad we got to visit this garden I would love to return in spring. One other good thing was that they offer coach parking and it is perfect if you have a caravan because it is often hard to find activities on your way home on check out day and the coach parking was a real help to us.
Written September 19, 2021
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SusanLeonard
Ossett, UK111 contributions
Love these gardens
Sep 2021
Fabulous gardens for all seasons. Very well kept too. They are an hours drive from our home but we will definitely be making a special journey another time. Definitely recommended.
Written September 12, 2021
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Sue L
12 contributions
Definitely recommended
Sep 2021 • Couples
Best gardens we've ever visited. Definitely recommended. Don't expect to stay only an hour. So colourful.
Written September 12, 2021
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Margaret L
York, UK15 contributions
Absolutely Beautiful Peaceful Gardens
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely visit today 9 September. Many flowers had flowered and been trimmed down, but the September garden was spectacular. Greeted with yellow Cone Flower as we entered. The rest of the colours were also beautiful. Did not know there were so many Sedum colours. Sat by the Pond and Shade Garden watching the Damsel Flies dipping in the water laying their eggs on the edge. Beautiful Dragon Flys also. Sedums were a mass of Worker Honey Bees, which I commented on at the cafe on our way out. The comments there are why I gave a 4 star rating. I was told ‘I don’t like Honey’ and people only complain because they sting. A rude lady pushed in front of me going in on the Exit which spoilt the end to a lovely day.
Written September 9, 2021
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gillwhitcombe
Greater London, UK19 contributions
Gorgeous Garden
Sep 2021 • Couples
Even for a non gardener Breezy Knees is and excellent place to visit. The gardens are not only STUNNINGLY beautiful, more importantly they have been designed with true artistry and creativity. So much better than RHS Harlow Carr! Great little tea shop as well and very friendly staff
Written September 4, 2021
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kate859
Yorkshire, United Kingdom29 contributions
Much bigger and more colourful than I expected. I look forward to going again soon.
Aug 2021
I was pleasantly surprised to see so much colourful and clever planting, easily good enough to rival the long beds at Newby Hall and RHS Harlow Carr. Everything is well kept and a tribute to the owners/gardeners is well deserved. The setting is peaceful, surrounded by woodland with plenty of car parking. I saw a few people in wheelchairs although there are some sections of paths marked as unsuitable for wheelchairs. There are enough restful benches throughout the site and none of them have awful plaques commemorating dead people, I'm glad to say. The cafe is small indoors so I'm not sure how it accommodates everyone in wet weather but there are lots of outdoor dining tables and we sat outside on our visit. (Very nice veggie quiche and definitely recommend the cakes, they look home made.) The only toilets are next to the cafe, a good 20 minute walk if you're at the far end of the garden. Staff were all very pleasant and welcoming. We spent about 2 hours looking at the gardens and I could easily have stayed longer to enjoy following the many paths from different perspectives but my husband was tired. (Wimp.) The plant centre was disappointing, but that's a small thing compared to the loveliness of these gardens. I plan to go again soon, alone, with great respect to my lovely husband.
Written August 29, 2021
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tracyt212
Darlington, UK40 contributions
Gorgeous
Aug 2021
Visited with my 2 kids, amazing gardens, lots to see plenty of open spaces to roam around. Got some great ideas for home. Small picnic area provided in car park area so you can take your own lunch. Cafe on sight and nursery to buy plants
Written August 22, 2021
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Pauline B
2 contributions
Wonderful afternoon off the beaten track
Aug 2021 • Couples
Loved the extensive gardens and woodland and the admission price very reasonable for a full afternoon and the service in the cafe was excellent
Written August 22, 2021
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