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, Helmsley Walled Garden sits beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle and has been welcoming visitors to North Yorkshire for over 25 years.

All information on visiting including safety in the garden, our updated Covid procedures and booking can be found at our Visit and Your Safety When Visiting Pages.

Visit the garden

We are now closed to visitors until Wednesday March 2nd 2022. We look forward to seeing you then.

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

Support our glasshouse project

Now in need of vital renovation work we need your help. With your generosity we can sympathetically restore them to their former glory.

Read more Support our glasshouse project

Become a Friend

Help safeguard the future of this special garden for generations to come and get free year round entry by becoming a friend.

Read more Become a Friend

Vine House Café

Enjoy a delicious lunch, morning coffee or afternoon tea with homemade cakes in the unique setting of The Vine House Café

Read more Vine House Café

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Happy visitors!

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

Perfect for a sunny day

Beautiful flora and fauna and ideal for relaxing day out in stunning market town. Take some comfy shoes so you can spend all day looking around.

Gillian September 2021

Delightful, and wheelchair friendly too

The staff and volunteers were enthusiastic about the garden, their work, and the visitor experience, so thank you for a lovely morning stroll around the garden.

Visitor September 2021

Absolutely wonderful; lovely, lovely garden

The gardens were glorious in the sunshine, dahlias and sunflowers especially spectacular. Staff really friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed ourselves.

Visitor September 2021

Lots of autumn colour

Went on a day of sunshine and showers, but there was so much colour I forgot about the weather. Everything well looked after and looking it's best

Chris October 2020

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