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Helmsley Walled Garden

Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771427
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This is the second time we had been here, the first time was in September 2012 and they were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Judith W
Disappointed this time

Visited this garden twice before both times in September and it was a riot of colour. Went this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
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Built in 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden is a five acre garden sitting beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle. It provided the vegetables, fruit and flowers for the table of Duncombe Park until just after World War 1 when it was leased as market garden. Abandoned after it closed its doors for the final time in 1984, it fell into dereliction. Restoration started in 1994 and since then the Garden has gone from strength to strength through the dedication and care of staff and volunteers. Visitors can now enjoy restored glasshouses full of colour, a double herbaceous Hot Border running the length of the Garden or sit and enjoy the tranquillity of the Garden of Contemplation. A Clematis Garden showcases over 100 different clematis varieties and in the vegetable patch, a new attraction is the edible flower garden, showing some of the flowers that can bring new colour and style to salads and other dishes. Vegetables and fruit from the Garden go into the delicious dishes prepared in the Vinehouse Cafe. Visitors sit beneath Victorian vine cultivars to enjoy soups, salads and open sandwiches as well as delicious cakes and desserts. The Plant Centre sells a wide selection of herbaceous perennials, some of which visitors will find on display in the Garden. Staff can help visitors with any questions about what might go well in their gardens. The Garden shop also sells a range of useful garden sundries such as gloves, string and seeds as well as gifts such as jams, chutneys and biscuits. Other items available include a range of heritage tools and garden artefacts. The Garden also works as a social enterprise, providing social and therapeutic horticulture to people with a wide range of difficulties and disabilities. Specialist therapists provide a structured environment for supported volunteers to gain skills and self-confidence whilst undertaking horticultural tasks in a safe environment. There is full wheelchair access to the Garden as well as the Cafe. Toilets and disabled toilets available Dogs are welcome on leads
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the second time we had been here, the first time was in September 2012 and they were beautiful, so we thought return visit in June this time , unfortunately we found them very disappointing, there was a lot of weeds in the beds...More

1  Thank Judith W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this garden twice before both times in September and it was a riot of colour. Went this time in June and we were both very underwhelmed. It was in dire need of some TLC it was very green and boring. The tea room and...More

Thank john1592
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We all enjoyed this visit even though it was very hot.There was plenty of shade in theses beautiful gardens! We love Linda's garden with the bronze elephant and small stream and pond. The espalier fruit trees are special as are all the individual vegetable gardens....More

Thank Patricia E
Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to review the Garden and The Vine House Café. I'm so glad you and your children had a really enjoyable visit. I wanted to say thank you also for mentioning that your ticket is valid for a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept, wonderful shrubs and flowers, delightful location in picturesque village. In the foreground of interesting historic Helmsley Castle. Lots of seats to sit on and be amazed At the view. Plant sales, good plants. Interesting little shops. Delightful cafe with indoor and outdoor seating....More

Thank Denise T
Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Denise, Thank you for taking the time to review the Garden and to say that you enjoyed your visit. I'm sorry you had a bit of trouble finding us, there are some Council signs and we have also put some smaller signs on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds overlooking Helmsley Castle. Has a lovely wild flower meadow, and loads of lovely plant species. Lovely healthy plants for sale, and a really wonderful restaurant in a vinery. Very relaxing place.

Thank jill755
Reviewed 1 week ago

So having visited the Castle, done lunch at the Cocoa Tree and pottered round the shops we spent our last few hours in Helmsley visiting the Walled Garden. What a lovely place, filled with birds and bees. It definitely must have its own micro climate...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a joy to wander round this garden and has a handy cafe, to enjoy a cup of tea. Quiet and peaceful, I liked all the bird nesting boxes to attract the birds. It has a really good selection of plants to buy.

Thank tuisong8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came with my husband to enjoy the cafe at Helmsley Walled garden. We both had coffee which was extremely good quality and I had a very fresh fruit scone with butter and jam and my husband had a flapjack. (We also came back the...More

Thank HuffBirmingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Persuaded friends to eat here before they visited the castle. I then enjoyed a lazy time wandering and admiring the subtle changes

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in mid may. Very nice gardens restored to a very good standard with the help of a lot of volunteers. Good cafe and clean toilets also on site.

Thank axc09
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how much is it fur one child and 1 adult ☺
30 January 2017|
Response from Tricia_Harris | Property representative |
Entry to the garden remains the same as in 2016 at £7.50p for all adults and no charge for children under 16. The gardens are currently closed we open again for the season on 1st April. We look forward to seeing you later... More
dawn. d
What is the cost
27 March 2016|
Response from Tricia_Harris | Property representative |
Hi there, Visiting Helmsley Walled Garden costs £7.50 per adult. Children under 16 come in for free. If you are a UK tax payer and can Gift Aid your entry, you will get a ticket valid for twelve months. Many thanks.