Admissions and Directions

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 (last orders 4.30pm). The cafe will be open for takeaway with a reduced menu and outdoor seating available. Please note, we are unable to take bookings. 

Garden Admissions 

Standard admission £7
Gift Aid admission £7.70

Children: (16 and under) Free

Annual membership is available for £30

We ask that groups of 6 or more please book with us first by contacting

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.

To help us preserve its charm, the garden only allows assistance dogs.

We welcome:

  • Gardeners World 2 for 1 vouchers
  • Yorkshire’s Great Houses Castles and Gardens, Family or Staff Pass

Visitor Information

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.

There will be limited toilet facilities available on site.

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

Please observe social distancing rules in all parts of the garden.

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!

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.