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Explore this glorious garden in the North York Moors National Park. A patchwork of small, intimate gardens, planted up with beautiful displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables. Used as one of the locations for the latest film version of The Secret Garden, it is full of colour and corners to explore as well as places to sit and relax. The garden is fully accessible and dogs are welcome on leads.

The ethos of the garden is to create a place where people can tap into the healing power of horticulture, or simply find a quiet place to sit and enjoy a stunning display of flowers throughout the seasons and we provide a range of nature-based activities designed to help individuals.

The Vine House Café provides delicious light snacks and lunches as well as gin cocktails from locally sourced gins. Scones are freshly baked each morning and there is a good selection of homemade cakes which can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or a mug of freshly ground coffee.

The Garden Shop and Plant Centre have a wide range of plants and gifts for sale. Many of the plants are grown here at the garden and the shop specialises in cards, food, drink, art, and household gifts made by Yorkshire artists in Yorkshire.

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Guide Prices

Admission – please, wherever possible, book your visit in advance.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

April to October
Adults – booking online £9.00 with Gift Aid or £8.00 without
At the gate £10.00 with Gift Aid, £9.00 without
Children under 16 - free entry

November, December and March
Adults – booking online and at the gate £7.00 with Gift Aid or £6.00 without
Children under 16 free

Become a Friend and support Helmsley Walled Garden: By helping to care for the garden and connect people with the benefits of gardening, your support will make a difference every day and gain unlimited entry to the Helmsley Walled Garden. We are a charity and your support is enormously important to us.

Friends annual membership
Single (including up to 3 children under 16) - £30.00
Couple (including up to 3 children under 16) - £50.00

Visit the Helmsley Walled Garden website for more information on becoming a friend and also lifetime membership.


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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • Coach parking
  • Drop Off Point
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Typical visit duration


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads accepted.
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Helmsley is on the A170, 25 miles from York, 14 miles from Thirsk and 16 miles from Malton. Helmsley Walled Garden is a short walk from the centre of Helmsley. Follow signposts from the Cleveland Way Car Park, adjacent to the Castle.

Map reference: SE 608837 Lat: 54.24539 Long: -1.06846

By Road:

A170 into Helmsley, from York and Thirsk, turn left at Market Square and then right for Stokesley. Turn left opposite Feversham Arms into Cleveland Way long-stay car park. From Scarborough, drive past Helmsley Market Square and turn right towards Stokesley. Turn left opposite Feversham Arms into Cleveland Way long-stay car park. From Stokesley and Rievaulx, on entering Helmsley on the B1257 turn right opposite the Feversham Arms in Cleveland Way long-stay car park. Follow footpath signs from car park to Helmsley Walled Garden.

Public Transport Directions

By Public Transport: Bus services provided by East Yorkshire Motor Service from Scarborough and Pickering and Stephenson’s of Easingwold from Malton please see providers’ website for current timetable. Get 20% off garden entry with a valid ticket from East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) 128 service from Scarborough.

Helmsley Walled Garden


Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH
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  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member Discover Yorkshire Coast – Silver Member 2021

Opening Times

Summer Opening (2 Mar 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Winter Opening (1 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00

* Please visit the business website for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies,

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