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, Fullers Mill and The Laskett) 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 host a series of Friends’ Events every year. 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 with you free of charge but you will need to book your slot before you come. Booking details will be emailed to you. Please bring your Friend of York Gate membership card with you. 

This year’s programme of events was a huge success and we’re busy planning next year’s already! Keep your eyes peeled for updates here. 


2021 Seasonal Opening Times

Garden and Nursery are now closed for the winter.

Cafe open and gifts available  | Wednesday – Sunday | 9am–3.30pm | Closed from the 24 December 

Cafe re-opens Wednesday 5 January 


Click here to find out more about York Gate’s specialist workshops. 

York Gate’s policy of asking people to wear masks inside enclosed spaces will continue. 

Unfortunately we are unable to allow dogs or any other pets at York Gate, apart from assistance dogs.

For full terms and conditions, click here. 

Click here to download your copy of Perennial News.

Download 2021 leaflet

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