A beautiful garden, changing lives

Set in the North York Moors National Park, visit this historic walled garden and discover our vibrant borders, glasshouses and apple orchards. 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 30 years.

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Buy your annual pass online for just £15.

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.

People can improve their mental and physical health through gardening, and spending time in a garden. Our garden is entirely maintained by a team of volunteers who are guided by trained horticulturalists. Each volunteer’s contribution, regardless of their background or abilities, plays a vital role in enhancing the garden’s beauty, and allows them to work towards a collective achievement.

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.

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News and Blog

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

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Seasonal workshops

Free guided tours, willow-weaving workshops, nature-inspired painting and much more.

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What's on

‘A Year in the Garden’ – an exhibition of work by Clare Belbin

Sat, 27 July 2024 - Sun, 4 August 2024

Clare Belbin’s latest exhibition, A Year in the Garden, will show a new body of work, the majority of which...

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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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