Visit this beautiful and historic walled garden in the North York Moors

Discover our vibrant borders, glasshouses, apple orchards and stop for a delicious lunch or coffee and homemade cake at The Vine House Café. Built in 1759, the garden sits beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle and has been welcoming visitors to North Yorkshire for over 25 years.

Visit the garden

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 3pm from 1st Nov till 22nd Dec

Visitor info

We are a Royal Horticultural Society partnership garden

Nurturing people and plants

We know that both nature and being outdoors are good for our wellbeing. At Helmsley Walled Garden we want everyone to feel the therapeutic benefit not only of gardening but also of the beautiful environment created by our volunteers.

All of our volunteers are involved with the maintenance and development of the garden and we provide opportunities for therapeutic horticulture, enabling people to improve their mental and physical health through gardening.

Read our volunteer stories

Souvenir Guide Book

Find out more about the history and the work we continue to carry out to restore and improve the garden.

Buy Souvenir Guide Book now

News and Blog

From guest blogs to garden tips, seasonal recipes and more.

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Winter Workshops

Learn to make a herbal remedy, craft a Christmas wreath or join us for a Winter's celebration.

Book Winter Workshops now

What's on

Make a festive wreath with Hannah Jackson

Sat, 2 December 2023

Join Hannah Jackson from The Garden of Evie in the stunning location of Helmsley Walled Garden to make a seasonal...

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Happy visitors!

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful garden. Join us for a fantastic day out.

Lovely smells

The garden is a real credit to you all. Lovely smells!

Joe & Hannah October 2023

Much more than just a beautiful garden

There is a depth to it, with a human connection that not every garden has which makes it very special. I will certainly visit again.

Stuart September 2023

Horticultural Gem

Brilliant! Fascinating horticultural gem. How gardening should be done. Homage to the past.

Paul & Pauline October 2023

An absolute treat

What an absolute treat. Thank you to all involved.

Jo September 2023

Lots of ideas

Gorgeous walled garden. It's given us lots of ideas for our walled beds back home.

Mairi & Mike August 2023

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