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

York Gate Garden in Leeds reopens for the Spring and Summer of 2018 with a new professional garden team at the helm.

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.


Garden Season Spring/Summer 2018

Open between 1 April – 30 September 2018 

Monday 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday – closed

Saturday – closed

Sunday: 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Our popular Tea Room is open throughout the garden’s opening times, you can enjoy 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.

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



York Gate Leaflet 2018