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.

22nd July 2021 – Hurrah, we are back up and running with a working card reader and can now take card payments again. Thank you to everyone for your patience and fortitude over the last few days. You are all wonderful.

Visit the garden

Wed to Sun 10am – 5pm
(last entry 4pm)
Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH

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 this unique setting; the original garden vine house.

Read more Vine House Café

What's on

Clare Carlile exhibition

Sat, 24 July 2021 - Sun, 1 August 2021

Clare has always worked outside with nature. Her work has been deeply refreshed through her studies in the Helmsley Walled...

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Happy visitors!

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

Inspirational garden

Absolutely excellent place. We’ve been coming here for years. Such an inspirational gardens. Food excellent and fantastic atmosphere.

Charlotte June 2021

Surprising place

Was surprised how big this garden was! Friendly staff, nice café with interesting menu. Quiet spot in a busy town. Dog friendly.

Jackie May 2021

Absolutely wonderful

I was totally overwhelmed. Even in the depth of October there were Sweet Peas in full flower and the place was awash with colour.

David and Geraldine October 2020

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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