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2017 Summer raffle prize winners

Our summer raffle was a great success raising over £230 for the Garden. Our lucky winners were: 1st prize – A ½ day couples spa at the Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley, Verbena Spa – Mrs Marshall from Bradford 2nd prize – Afternoon tea for two at The Black Swan, Helmsley – Mrs Mackie from Ingleby… Continue Reading

Helmsley Walled Garden at Advent Bazaar in Helmsley Town Hall

We will be selling our garden-pressed Apple Juice, hand-made Christmas wreaths and other gifts at The Advent Bazaar and Pop-Up Café in Helmsley Town Hall on Tuesday 14 th November from 10am till 4pm. The Bazaar is being organised by The Hut, a members-led charity bringing creativity and purpose to the lives of adults with… Continue Reading

October 2017 – Amazing apples

Did 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’? Many such myths and stories about apples exist. In Ancient Rome, Pomona was the Goddess of fruit trees, especially of… Continue Reading

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