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

Become a Friend of York Gate and help us to secure the future of this very special garden and people in horticulture.

Annual membership costs just £30 and includes:

  • Free entry to Perennial’s gardens (York Gate and Fullers Mill) for you and a guest on all our public open days
  • An invitation to private Friends events at York Gate for you and one guest outside public opening hours
  • Advance information about Special Events and developments at York Gate
  • Priority booking for Perennial’s Special Event garden tours and holidays
  • Perennial’s twice-yearly newsletter

Join online here or pick up an application form from the garden.

You can also set up a rolling membership by filling in our Direct Debit form and returning to the address at the bottom of the form.

Friends’ Events

As a thank you for being a Friend of York Gate, we would like to welcome you to visit the garden during special members only Friends’ Events. It is a chance to experience the garden as if it was all your own in peace and tranquillity.

On these exclusive Friends’ events you are welcome to bring one adult guest (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 (£6.00) for the additional adults.

Please bring your Friend of York Gate membership card with you.


The garden is now closed.

Due to Leeds being in Tier 3, York Gate’s Cafe and Gift Shop are closed until further notice.

Snowdrop Week 2021

To maintain social distancing, we need to limit the numbers in the garden, so you’ll need to book your slot before you come. Payment will be taken on entry at the garden. The garden will be operating a cashless system, so please bring your card and use contactless payments where possible.

Friends of York Gate Preview Day | 15 February | 10am – 5pm. 
General Entry | 16 – 21 February | 10am – 5pm.

Click here to book your slot or call 0113 733 3753.

We kindly ask that you make your way around the garden during your allocated slot before visiting the cafe, gift shop and plant nursery in order for us to maintain social distancing.

For full terms and conditions, click here.

2021 Seasonal Opening Times

Friends of York Gate Garden Preview Day | Wednesday 31 March.

Garden and Gift shop open 1 April–31 October Wednesday –Sunday | 11am –4.30pm.

Cafe open and gifts available all year | Wednesday –Sunday | 10am–5pm.

Click here to download your copy of Perennial News.

Download 2020 leaflet

York Gate Garden digital archive