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Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens

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These special sensory gardens are filled with strongly scented, fragrant plants and flowers in raised beds, which are particulary appreciated by the blind.

Within the gardens is a delightful miniature garden known as the fairy garden, which has it's own gates and a fairy post box.

The gardens were originally privately owned by Alfred Shuttleworth who later donated these gardens to the town.

The gardens are situated opposite the Clock Tower on the Esplanade, and next to the Red Court residence, which was the location for the hospital in the filming of ITVs drama 'The Royal'.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking allowed

Open all the time


Free entry


North Yorkshire,
YO11 2AY



See location of Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 041877  Lat: 54.27436 Long: -0.40283

By Road:
Coming in on the A165 from the South, turn right onto Wheatcroft Avenue, the road opposite the University. Take the next left onto Holbeck Hill and then the second right onto Esplanade Crescent. The garden is located around the bend on the left hand side opposite the clock tower.

Travelling from the A64, A170 or A171 north, follow signs to the Railway Station. With the station on your right, turn right at the lights and cross Valley Bridge. Take the second left along Albion Road. At the end turn right onto the Esplanade. The garden is located at the end of the Esplanade opposite the clock tower.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Scarborough station


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed