Listed in The Times 2017 as ‘The 7th Best Garden to Visit in the UK’.

York Gate packs quite a punch for its one acre proportions. It never fails to intrigue its visitors with its fourteen garden rooms, linked by a series of clever vistas – all inspirational, and due to its realistic size, many elements give exciting ideas for potential in smaller gardens.

Our Tea Room provides lunches and afternoon teas, and our plant nursery gives you the opportunity to take a bit of York Gate home with you.

Allow one to two hours for a visit, but on fine days a whole afternoon can be lost taking in the magic of York Gate.


The Canal Garden


By visiting York Gate Garden, you are also supporting Perennial, the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society, who have owned and cared for the garden since 1994.

We love one acre gem – but don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at our TripAdvisor reviews.

With special thanks to John Whitaker, Clare ForbesJonathan Ward, John Glover, John Heald, Carole Drake and Ben Charles for the photography used on these pages.


York Gate is now closed undergoing redevelopment works and will reopen on 1 April 2020. Therefore, we will not have a Christmas week or Snowdrop week this year.

Garden and gift shop opening times

1 April – 1 November 2020 | Wed – Sun | 11am – 4.30pm

Cafe opening times

Cafe open all year from April 2020 | Wed – Sun | 10am – 5pm

Our cafe serves light lunches and afternoon teas, or a selection of freshly home baked cakes, including a daily gluten free choice.

Please park on Church Lane and walk through the church yard, then straight on to come out opposite the garden gate.

Download 2019 leaflet

York Gate Garden digital archive

We ask that groups of 6 or more please book with us first by contacting

To help us preserve its charm, the garden does not permit dogs, other than assistance dogs.
(Please note the advice in the National Garden Scheme handbook that dogs are permitted is unfortunately incorrect.)