The Gardens

The garden is divided by yew and beech hedges into a series of smaller gardens, each with its own theme and style.

The Dell at York Gate
The Dell at York Gate, showing the folly designed by Robin Spencer

From the formality of the Herb Garden with its topiary, to the Dell with its half-hidden pathways and stream, every area has an intimacy and charm of its own. Traditional materials are used with extraordinary creativity and invention.

The Herb Garden at York Gate
The majestic herb garden at York Gate

From pretty paths to pergolas, detailing throughout is exquisite. Evergreens, clipped into strong architectural shapes are used to spectacular effect throughout the garden.

Sybil's Garden at York Gate
Sybil’s Garden at York Gate

OPENING TIMES

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 yorkgate@perennial.org.uk

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.)