Admissions and Directions

Winter 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 

The garden will be operating a cashless system, so please bring your card and use contactless payments where possible.

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

Garden Admissions for 2022

Standard admission £7
Gift Aid admission £7.70

Children: (16 and under) Free

Annual membership is available for £30

We welcome:

  • Gardeners’ World 2-for-1 Card.  Payment will be taken at the garden and discounts will be applied on presentation of your 2-for-1 card. Please note the card is not transferable.
  • Yorkshire’s Great Houses Castles and Gardens, Family or Staff Pass. Please bring your pass with you to validate your booking.

Visitor Information

There will be a clearly marked one-way system around the garden.

Please observe social distancing.

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell), please don’t visit – we’ll still be here to welcome you when you’re symptom free again!

Free guided heritage tours around the garden run during busier times.

The companion of a disabled visitor is admitted free of charge, but please be aware that the garden is difficult for visitors who are solely reliant on a wheelchair due to the narrow paths and gravel surfaces.

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

Finding us


York Gate
Back Church Lane
LS16 8DW

York Gate is just 15 minutes’ drive from Leeds city centre, 30 minutes’ drive from Harrogate, Bradford and Ilkley and only 45 minutes from York. The garden is 2¼ miles southeast of Bramhope, just off the A660. We have plenty of onsite parking.

Bus Services

No.28 Leeds, Liberty Dock – Adel Take the no.28 until it terminates at Adel ‘village shop’. Continue along the road, turn left into Back Church Lane and York Gate will be on your right. It’s a 10 minute walk.

No.1 Leeds Centre – Holt Park & No. X84 Leeds – Skipton Take the bus to Otley Road. Walk back up Otley Road for 70m, then turn left onto Church Lane and left again at the T junction. Continue to Adel Church, then follow the path through the churchyard on your right. Continue straight with the church hall on the left. It’s a 15 minute walk.