Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley

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Built in 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden is a beautiful five acre garden sitting beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle. Originally providing the vegetables, fruit and flowers for the table of Duncombe Park until just after World War 1, it fell into dereliction after it closed its doors for the final time in 1984. Restoration started in 1994 and since then the Garden has gone from strength to strength through the dedication and care of staff and volunteers.

Attractions include restored glasshouses full of colour, double herbaceous borders, a brand new clematis garden showcasing over 150 different varieties. Fruit trees clothe the walls and the grounds, including a special collection of Yorkshire apple cultivars and vegetable plots provide some of the ingredients for the delicious dishes in the Vinehouse Café.
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  • Lovely peaceful garden ...well worth a visit. Also a lovely cafe which serves delicious cakes. Make sure to feed the hens in the garden also.  more »
  • Great place to spend some time whilst visiting Helmsley especially if you like flowers and gardening. You can easily spend a couple of hours walking around it.  more »
  • We live near here and go atleast once if not twice a year. We have a holiday let and have referred alot of our 'guests' to here. They all enjoy. It is a great 'working community' that attend to the ga...  more »
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  • A medium sized flat walled garden with fruit trees, vegetables and flowers. The vegetables are used in the cafe so you know most of the food is fresh there are plant sales as well. The ticket is a type where you can visit as many times as you want in 12 months. A worthwhile visit.
  • Lovely walled garden near Helmsley Castle with a great cafe, The Vinery. For gardeners, this is an interesting and colourful place to visit with traditional wide-bed plantings of perennials plus others such as dahlias, providing great colours. There is a row of craft and artisan shops & businesses in front of the entrance. The Vinery is worth a visit for itself. Excellent food, good range of choice on the menu and many types of tea. Standard Yorkshire tea arrives in large pots for two of you!! Cakes look really nice too, though we didn't partake. Polite and attentive service. Food beautifully presented. Nice and warm in the sun under the glass on a day when the weather couldn't make up its mind. Good parking nearby and easily walkable from Helmsley Market Place.
  • Wonderful place. Wonderful people well worth the visit xx
  • This place is beautiful. The staff are lovely and the coffee and cake was perfect. If you are in the area stop by. And bring your dog!
  • Lovely food in the café - full of flavour and looks great.

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