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 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 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. We kindly ask that you make your way around the garden during your allocated slot before visiting the café, gift shop or plant sales.

**Please be aware that these events are subject to the latest government guidelines.**

A Summer’s Evening at York Gate

Wednesday 2 June & Thursday 8 July 2021 | 6pm – 8pm

Come and enjoy a summer’s evening in the garden, when few people get to see the garden at its best. Meet the gardeners and wander with a glass of bubbly and canapes. The shop and plant sales will be open during the evening. 


2021 Seasonal Opening Times

Garden and Nursery open 14 April – 31 October Wednesday –Sunday | 11am –4.30pm. Book your slot here or call 0113 267 8240.

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

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.

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.

Click here to download your copy of Perennial News.

Download 2021 leaflet

York Gate Garden digital archive