Garden opening times
The garden opens on August 1st. Initially it will open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm, last entry 4.30pm. These days should increase as we all get used to the new conditions.
The Vine House Café will be open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am till 5pm, last orders at 4.30pm
Children under 16 free
Shop and Plant Centre
The garden shop will be closed, the Plant Centre will be open for card payments only.
Your health and safety is important and we do ask that you ensure that you are aware of the latest government advice and please follow our simple safety measures:
- Stay within household groups during your visit
- Wash your hands frequently for at least twenty seconds
- Wear a face covering in any situation where you feel the required social distancing may not be possible for any reason
- You will see our volunteers around the garden. They will be identifiable by their hi-visibility jackets. For your safety and theirs, please maintain appropriate social distancing when talking to them
We have implemented the following measures to help keep visitors safe:
- Separate entry and exit points to the garden where possible
- Limited toilet facilities
- The Orchid House will remain closed
Visiting with dogs
Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden and the café. Checkout our Visiting with Dogs page. Drinking bowls are available.
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
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 Rievaux, 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.
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.
Please note, for the foreseeable future, The Vine House Café remains closed.
We welcome groups and coach parties to the garden: for groups of over fifteen people we offer discounted rates of entry.
If you would like to discover even more on your visit then we can arrange a guided tour with one of our guides, these tours last around one hour.
Helmsley Walled Garden
The garden is fully accessible for disabled visitors and there are plenty of benches around the garden for visitors of limited mobility. For all you need to know about accessibility, please see our access statement.
Dogs on lead are welcome in all parts of the garden: Drinking water is available.
We have a strict no-smoking policy in all areas of the garden which includes e-cigarettes.