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Helmsley Walled Garden

Welcome to Helmsley Walled Garden,

a tranquil and inviting space nestling at the foot of the North York Moors. Built in 1758 the garden was originally designed to provide vegetables, fruit and flowers to the Feversham family at Duncombe Park. After World War One, the garden was leased out and became a commercial enterprise until 1982. It then fell into disuse and became overgrown.

Everyone can enjoy free entry to the Plant Centre and Gift Shop and The Vine House Café every day. Browse through our plant selection for the perfect plant for your garden; enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious cake in the Vine House Café or chose from our range of locally produced jams, chutneys and biscuits in the Gift Shop.
Opening times and prices

The garden is open every day from April 1st to October 31st from 10am to 5pm. Last entry to the garden is 4.30pm

Entry to the garden is £7.50 for adults; children under 16 have free entry.


The garden is fully accessible for disabled visitors and there are plenty of benches around the garden for visitors of limited mobility. For all you need to know about accessibility, please see ouraccess statement.

Dogs on lead are welcome in all parts of the garden: drinking water is available.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the garden.

Helmsley is on the A170, 25 miles from York, 14 miles from Thirsk and 16 miles from Malton. Helmsley Walled Garden is a short walk from the centre of Helmsley. Follow signposts from the Cleveland Way Car Park, adjacent to the Castle.


There is no parking at the garden; visitors should park in Cleveland Way long stay car park. There is limited disabled parking directly outside the entrance to Helmsley Walled Garden


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