• Helmsley Walled Garden Sunflower in July

Plan Your Visit

Summer opening

The Garden is open every day from the 30th of March to the 31st of October, 10am to 5pm. Last entry to the garden is at 4.30pm

The Vine House Café is open every day from 10am to 5pm. Lunch is served from noon until 2.30pm.


Visiting with dogs

Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden and the café. Checkout our Visiting with Dogs page. Drinking bowls are available.


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Getting here

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 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

Sinnington in Spring Peter Richardson

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.




Enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea at the Vine House Café open from 10am till 5pm every day from April 1st through till October 31st. Lunch is served from 12 noon until 3pm.


Group visits

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.

Please download and complete the booking form and return it to us either by email at info@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk or by post to:

Helmsley Walled Garden
Cleveland Way
North Yorkshire
YO62 5AH



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.



Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the garden.


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