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.

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Visit the garden

We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am till 4pm last entry (gates close at 5pm). Dogs on leads. welcome

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

Orchid House Update

The renovation of the Orchid House is well underway. Read our progress report and find out how you've helped.

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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.

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Vine House Café

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

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What's on

Sculpture in the garden

Wed, 9 March 2022 - Sun, 30 October 2022

Bill Harling is a sculptor, living in Skelton, East Cleveland, who specialises in sculpture of the human form. He trained...

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Happy visitors!

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


It is a truly loved and cared for garden. There are classical borders and themed plantings together with ‘community plots’ where member can grow their own food.

Visitor July 2022

A grand garden

Found this by visiting Helmsley for the castle and what a treat it was. Well done to everyone involved especially the volunteer gardeners!

Visitor June 2022

A walled gem

This is a very large walled garden with a great display of a wide variety of plants, some of which you can buy. A really interesting place to visit.

Visitor June 2022

Dog friendly

Really enjoyed visiting the garden. The lady in the shop was really friendly & helpful with my little dog. Very calm, peaceful place to visit.

Katie May 2022

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