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Helmsley Walled Garden

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lovely gardens

Large walled gardens tucked away by the castle. Very peaceful and lots of different sections... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
So pleasant

The garden remained full of color and interest despite it being late September. We strolled... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Average9%
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“plant sales”(11 reviews)
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...more
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Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Large walled gardens tucked away by the castle. Very peaceful and lots of different sections. Work in progress rather than manicured which was its charm. A lovely orchard with trees laden with fruit. Lots of healthy plants for sale. A lovely little shop and cafe....More

Thank kerriekhowe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The garden remained full of color and interest despite it being late September. We strolled around the garden for a few hours and noticed something new each time around. The fact that there are so many rooms/areas in the garden, each with it's own theme...More

Thank Fricky1
Reviewed 6 days ago

As keen gardeners we had been wanting to visit this garden so whilst staying in Scarborough we visited. At £15 for 2 l thought it a trifle expensive. After spending an hour walking round the garden which did have some nice late summer borders it...More

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Walled Garden while we were in Helmsley for a few days at the end of August. It really is a lovely place and when we visited the apple and pear trees were laden with fruit. Beautiful views of the Castle and benches...More

Thank millefleurs2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We feel a bit guilty not giving this a better review. For the price I would expect more detail about the history of the garden and also what is happening at the moment in the garden, Very little labelling of plants There were quite a...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting garden with loads of things you could try for yourself. Cafe has really good food and cakes. Inside and outside seating areas with friendly staff.

Thank liz p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called here today after reading other reviews. What a very special place. Had tea and scones in the cafe. Beautiful. Read the story of the gardens history. What an amazing vision Alison had. Well done staff and volunteers for all the hard work you obviously...More

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Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your visit. It is amazing to think that Alison Ticehurst started the restoration of the Garden with a big idea, a few loyal friends and very little money. The idea of providing horticultural...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is only based on the café, as we didn't have time to visit the garden, and would have been five stars, only the signage to the garden was poor, a fork in the path leading to it gave no indication which direction to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third visit and each time the gardens are more mature. We first went when it had just opened then again to see a magnificent summer wild flower plot. Today everything was just going over its best, i would suggest a sign saying help yourself...More

Thank Barryt17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tracey at the Feathers hotel told us about this garden. Although we had been to Helmsley a few times before we had never visited this garden and didnt even know it was there. It belonged to Duncombe Park House but was abandoned after the first...More

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January 29, 2017|
Response from Tricia H | 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
March 27, 2016|
Response from Tricia H | 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.