Helmsley Walled Gardens

Type:Parks & Gardens

Cleveland Way, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH

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Visit this beautiful and historic walled garden in the North York Moors

Discover our vibrant borders, glasshouses, apple orchards and stop for a delicious lunch or coffee and homemade cake at The Vine House Café. Built in 1759, the garden sits beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle and has been welcoming visitors to North Yorkshire for over 25 years.

Situated in Helmsley, behind Helmsley Castle and close to Cleveland Way Car Park, Helmsley Walled Garden is a five acre garden filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables. The garden is situated away from the town centre and is accessible via either car along a track to limited disabled parking by the garden or by a wide foot path from the town centre.

The garden is all on one level and is almost completely step free. There are steps up to the Orchid House within the garden; however the glasshouse also has ramp access with a hand rail. You should allow at least one and a half hours to go round the garden. A small number of wheelchairs are available for loan free of charge. Please pre-book to ensure availability.

You can also enjoy our café, plant centre and gift shop. They all have step free access and the plant centre, shop and The Vine House Café can be accessed without going into the garden.

Garden staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have during your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries please email us at info@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Guide Prices

Please visit https://helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk/ for the latest admission fees.
Designated parking for blue badge holders must be pre-booked via our website.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - blue badge spaces need to be pre-booked which can be done via our website https://helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk/visit/
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Café

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - blue badge spaces need to be pre-booked which can be done via our website: https://helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk/visit/

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway stations are York which is 25 miles away and Malton which is 17 miles away. Taxis are available at York. If you require an accessible taxi you can book this in advance, see contact information for details.

The nearest bus stop is 366m/400 yards from our main entrance – ask the driver for the stop in Helmsley Market Square. All EMYS (East Yorks Motor Services Ltd.) buses are accessible and can accommodate one wheelchair.

Opening Times

* Summer Opening - Last entry is at 4pm
Dates: April to October
10am – 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Winter Opening:
Dates: November, December and March.
10am – 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday