Gardens to Visit In Yorkshire

Posted by Amber Williams on 13th May 2024

Gardens to Visit In Yorkshire

Image: Newby Hall Gardens. Credit: Newby Hall Gardens. 

Wondering what there is to do around Yorkshire this spring and summer? There are plenty of Gardens to Visit in Yorkshire, with lots to see and do - including impressive gardens, glorious stately homes, and much much more! 

Here are just a few picks that might tickle your fancy this season. 

Newby Hall Gardens

Newby Hall and Gardens is located in Ripon, just a 40–50-minute drive from York and Leeds.Their gardens cover 40 acres and includes a whopping 15 areas of interest - including one of the UK's longest herbaceous borders!

Not only that, but they also have a miniature railway, boat trips, an adventure playground and more to explore. Perfect for a family-fun day out, whatever the weather.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Image: The pavilions at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Credit: Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

Opened in 1833 and spanning over 19 acres, are the impressive Sheffield Botanical Gardens. They’re a Grade II site of special historic interest, featuring traditional glass Pavilions and sweeping gardens.

There’s lots to see and do, including a Mediterranean Climate Garden, a Rock and Water Garden, and even a traditional Victorian Garden display. A must-visit if you’re near the area!

Did you know that Manchester once had a Botanical Gardens? There’s even remains of the epic entrance, which can be seen at the front of the White City Retail Park near Trafford. You can read all about Manchester’s Lost Royal Botanical Gardens here.

Harlow Carr (North Yorkshire)

RHS gardens are a gem of the UK, and RHS Harlow Carr is no exception. This Harrogate-based Garden has lots to do and see throughout spring and summer – a perfect pick for all the family.

Their main borders are a top attraction, planted in a prairie-style display, full of gorgeous perennials and plants that make it pop. There’s also a kitchen garden, an alpine house, and woodlands to explore – plus much more.

Our team visited Harlow Carr last year. To learn more about the gardens, Come with Us to Harlow Carr – Family Fun for All Ages.

Beningbrough Hall Garden

Image: Beninbrough Estate from the sky. Credit: National Trust / Skyward Media

Beningbrough is a National Trust site, complete with an 8-acre formal garden, complete with historic trees, a walled garden, and a classic herbaceous border. You can also find a lot of history within the walls of the Hall, plus an impressive art gallery.

If you have children, then don’t miss out on the Wilderness Play Area! And no garden adventure would be complete without a tasty lunch from their restaurant. Don’t worry dog-owners, there’s a dog-friendly brew house available too!

Discover more beautiful walks in the North West with our blog 'The Best Gardens In Manchester to Explore' and 'Top Garden Walks in Lancashire'.