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BBC Radio York’s Kay Crewsdon comes to The Vine House Café 2pm to 4pm Wednesday 18th October

BBC Radio York’s Kay Crewsdon comes to The Vine House Café 2pm to 4pm Wednesday 18th October Come and meet Kay Crewsdon, presenter of BBC Radio York’s Breakfast Show for this month’s Kay’s Cakes at The Vine House Café. Kay is working her way round North Yorkshire aiming to bring people together to have a chat… Continue Reading

Christmas opening hours in December at Helmsley Walled Garden

Christmas opening hours in December at Helmsley Walled Garden Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd  Friday 8th and Saturday 9th Friday 15th and Saturday 16th Here at the Garden we will be opening up in December for you to shop for gifts, hand-made Christmas wreaths, tree decorations, candles and our apple juice. Take the opportunity to… Continue Reading

Apple Day – Saturday 21st October

Do you know that apples float because they are 25% air?  Or that in Ancient Greece tossing an apple to a girl was a proposal of marriage and catching it was a response of ‘yes’? If you want to learn more fascinating facts about apples then come to the Garden for Apple Day. You’ll be able to: taste… Continue Reading

Fruits of Autumn and Pumpkin displays in the Orchid House

Fruits of Autumn and Pumpkin displays in the Orchid House Two colourful displays of decorative fruit, vegetables, flowers, pumpkins and vintage tools celebrating harvest-time and autumn will go on display in the Orchid House at Helmsley Walled Garden in September and October. The Fruits of Autumn display showcases the decorative fruit and vegetables and beautiful… Continue Reading

September 2017 – Border colour for autumn

You could be forgiven for thinking I am border obsessed and at this time of year I am a bit. I go and look at the Hot Border here every day to see how it is changing. At home too, I stand in my garden and look at the gaps and think what could I… Continue Reading

August 2017 – Successional sowing and planting

Well the dahlias are in and the Hot Border is providing a fire cracker of a display. Courgettes and cabbages are coming in thick and fast from the Kitchen Garden and the beans and beetroot are not far behind. But when you have cropped your courgettes or your beetroot or your spring bulbs are over in your borders… Continue Reading

Creativity and mindfulness comes to Helmsley Walled Garden

There’s the chance to get creative in the short and long-term at Helmsley Walled Garden by coming to a unique course in Creativity and Mindfulness run by Dr. Lauri Bower of York MBSR and Helmsley Walled Garden’s artist-in-residence Clare Belbin. The short course is running on Saturday June 17th and Sunday June 18th, from 09.30… Continue Reading

Release your inner artist at Helmsley Walled Garden

A pair of exciting artists are running courses at Helmsley Walled Garden this summer. Bridget Gillespie will be teaching monthly two day botanical illustration courses and willow weaver Anthea Firth will be showing course participants how to weave everything from pigs and dragonflies to stars and owls. Booking is essential. Bridget’s next course is on… Continue Reading

July 2017 – Looking at weeds

Heavy rain followed by lots of sunshine has flipped the Garden into summer mode. The Hot Border is filling up with colour and the Rose Arch is really starting to zing with the blooms of Rosa ‘American Pillar’. But along with the flowers come the weeds and we are hard at work weeding across the… Continue Reading