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

Help to preserve one of the country’s most important small gardens for future generations by becoming a Friend of York Gate. 

Become a Friend of York Gate

For an annual membership of just £30 you will benefit from:

  • Free entry to the garden for you and a guest on all our public open days
  • And invitation to private Friends events for you and one guests outside public opening hours
  • Advance information about Special Events and developments at York Gate
  • Priority booking for Perennial’s national Special Events programme
  • Perennial News, Perennial’s twice-yearly newsletter, and our gifts and Christmas cards catalogues


Friends’ Events

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

On these exclusive Friends’ events you are welcome to bring one adult guests (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.



York Gate is now closed undergoing redevelopment works.

Garden and gift shop opening times

To be confirmed

Cafe opening times

To be confirmed

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 2020 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.)