Opening times

Helmsley Walled Garden opens on Wednesday April 14th 2021. We are open every Wednesday to Sunday 10am until last entry at 4pm (gates close at 5pm). This year the garden will remain open until December 24th.

We are also open on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May along with The Vine House Café and The Garden Shop from 10am to last entry at 4pm.

The Vine House Café, gift shop and plant sales area may be visited without paying entry to the garden.


  • Adult £8.00 (£9.00 with Gift Aid) if pre-booked online, £8.50 (£9.50 Gift Aid) at the gate
  • Children under 16 – Free
  • RHS members visiting on a Wednesday – Free
  • Gardeners’ World 2 for 1 and CPRE 2 for 1 passes valid at the garden. Please pre-book accompanying ticket.
  • Resident’s pass (valid for anyone living within a 6 mile radius of Helmsley) – Free
  • Resident’s passes cost £10 for 12 months and can be purchased from the garden kiosk.

We do recommend that you book your visit in advance especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays.  We have not had to limit visitors to the garden in the past, however we may do so should we become very busy this summer and booking on line ensures your ticket.

Please note – the following visitors do not need to book in advance:

  • RHS member visitors (free admission Wednesday only)
  • Valid Residents Pass holders/Friends and Friends for Life pass holders.
  • Children under 16

Pre-booked visitors are asked to display their booking confirmation on arrival at the garden.

Tickets can be booked up to four weeks in advance of your visit. Please select a day and complete the booking process. You will receive an email with your booking confirmation and also a QR code to your smart phone if you have one.

Please allow 24 hours for your booking confirmation email to come through.

Book your tickets

If you can’t make your visit

If you can’t make your pre-booked slot we may be able to cancel it – please email [email protected], for details and include your booking reference.

Accessible parking

There are three parking spaces for Blue Badge holders displaying their badges outside the main gate. All other parking is in the Cleveland Way Car Park a short walk away.  Please contact us if you need to book a Blue Badge parking space.

Getting to the Garden

By car, motorbike or bicycle – If you are driving to the Garden, try the AA Journey planner.

Car parking is in the Cleveland Way long stay car park. Once parked and looking at the castle the garden is a short walk along the path to the right and through the overflow car park.

By bus – the EYMS Bus route 128 runs from Scarborough and Pickering to Helmsley and the Reliance 31X from York to Kirkbymoorside via Helmsley.

Walkers on The Cleveland Way will find the garden just on their left as they leave Helmsley heading for Rievaulx Abbey.  Why not take an hour or so out of your walk to come and visit us.