The garden is divided by yew and beech hedges into a series of smaller gardens, each with its own theme and style.
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.
From pretty paths to pergolas, detailing throughout is exquisite. Evergreens, clipped into strong architectural shapes are used to spectacular effect throughout the garden.
The traditional wildflower meadow is open for families to enjoy the wilder areas of York Gate. Mown paths lead you through the tall grass, interspersed with winter flowering fruit trees with the ancient Adel woods as your backdrop. Swathes of pignut take hold in May, followed by knapweed, vetches and achillea throughout the summer.
The garden is now closed.
Due to the national lockdown, York Gate’s Cafe and Gift Shop are closed until further notice.
2021 Seasonal Opening Times
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.
Friends of York Gate Garden Preview Day | Wednesday 31 March.
Garden and Gift shop open 1 April–31 October | Wednesday –Sunday | 11am –4.30pm.
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