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Helmsley Walled Garden

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Visit this beautiful and historic walled garden in the North York Moors – RHS Partner Garden of the Year!

Discover our vibrant borders, glasshouses, apple orchards and stop for a delicious lunch or coffee and homemade cake at The Vine House Café. Built in 1759, the garden sits beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle and has been welcoming visitors to North Yorkshire for over 25 years.

We know that both nature and being outdoors are good for our wellbeing. At Helmsley Walled Garden we want everyone to feel the therapeutic benefit not only of gardening but also of the beautiful environment created by our volunteers.

All of our volunteers are involved with the maintenance and development of the garden and we provide opportunities for therapeutic horticulture, enabling people to improve their mental and physical health through gardening.


The Garden is open Wednesday to Sunday, from March to December

From March to October:

Helmsley Walled Garden and our garden shop are open every Wednesday to Sunday 10am until 4pm. Please note that last entry to the garden is at 4pm and our garden shop closes at 4.45pm. All visitors must have vacated the garden by 5pm.

From 1st November opening times are 10am to 3pm.

The Vine House Café serves lunches between 11 and 3pm Tuesday – Sunday. The kitchen is closed on Mondays, but fresh coffee, tea, pastries, cakes & slices are available 10am to 4pm.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

The Vine House Café, gift shop and plant sales area may be visited without paying entry to the garden.


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