Admissions and Directions

To maintain social distancing, we need to limit the numbers in the garden, so you’ll need to book your slot before you come and pay on entry at the garden. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy York Gate at its best and its quietest!

The garden is open 11am – 4.30pm | Wednesday – Sunday from 1 April to 1 November.

The Cafe is open from 10am – 5pm (last orders 4.30pm) | Wednesday – Sunday all year round. Please note, we are unable to take bookings.

The Gift Shop is open from 11am – 4.30pm | Wednesday – Sunday from 1 April to 1 November but gifts will be available all year round.

To book your slot, click here or call 0113 733 3753. 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.

Please note, 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.

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!



Standard admission £6.00
Gift Aid admission £6.60

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


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.