The Kitchen Garden at York Gate
Looking across the Kitchen Garden at York Gate

Help to preserve one of the country’s most important small gardens for future generations by becoming a Friend of York Gate. 

Become a Friend of York Gate

For an annual membership of just £25 you will benefit from:

  • Free entry to the garden for you and a guest on all our public open days
  • And invitation to monthly private Friends mornings for you and two guests
  • Advance information about special events and developments at York Gate
  • Priority booking for Perennial’s national Special Events programme
  • Perennial News, Perennial’s twice-yearly newsletter, and our gifts and Christmas cards catalogues


2017 Friends’ Mornings

As a thank you for being a Friend of York Gate, you are welcome to visit the garden once a month during special Friends’ Mornings. It is a chance to experience the garden as if it was all your own in peace and tranquility.

On these exclusive Friends’ Mornings you are welcome to bring two adult guests (plus children) with you free of charge. If you wish to bring more people than this, they will be very welcome but we ask for the normal entrance fee (£5.50) for the additional adults.

Please bring your Friend of York Gate membership card with you. As usual, park in the lay-by opposite the church in Church Lane and take the public footpath through the churchyard to the garden.

We regret the tea room is not open on these mornings.


10am to 12.00pm
Monday 27th March
Monday 24th April
Monday 22nd May
Monday 26th June
Monday 24th July
Monday 21st August
Monday 18th September
Monday 23rd October


9 April – 28 September 2017

Sunday to Thursday (and Bank Holiday Mondays): 12:30 – 4:30pm

Christmas Shopping Days

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November

11am – 3pm

Saturday 2nd December

11am – 3pm

York Gate Garden features a bright new shop stocked with a lovely range of gifts.

Our popular Tea Rooms serve sandwiches and savoury platters as well as a selection of freshly baked cakes, including a daily gluten free choice.

Visitor groups are welcome but please book first. Contact us at


York Gate Garden leaflet 2017