Museum Gardens, York

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Museum Gardens offers 4 hectares (10 acres) of colorful and exotic plants set among ruins dating back to the Roman era. Wander among different planting areas, including a fern garden, a butterfly border, and an American prairie border, and spot lime, holly, beech, and oak trees, among others. Stop to admire the corner of the Roman fortress that dates to the 3rd or 4th century, and the remains of the walls and nave of the 11th-century St. Mary's Abbey. Check the gardens' schedule of which plants flower and when to ensure you see as much color as possible during your visit. To plan York vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Make sure to take your camera with you as this place is amazing. Not only may you walk through but actually enjoy all the different, various parts of the park. Unless it's raining, you shall definitel...  more »
  • Nice to have a wander especially overlooking the river ouse. I imagine they are a popular picnic spot although we went in the snow!  more »
  • The museum gardens are the best place to stay out at York. You can bring your food and just enjoy them sitting on the park, watching the pigeons, chimpmunks, etc... In the sunny days is the perfect pl...  more »
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  • This is a very historic, large and beautifully kept park for all ages to enjoy. Much to see, learn and of course places quiet and public to sit, chat, read or just be. There refreshment places albeit a little pricey but you must allow yourself to watch the wild bird display in a bid to raise money for endangered species
  • The abbey ruins are interesting and the gardens are pleasant to walk around well worth the visit. The museum is well laid out with some amazing artifacts like the viking helmet, also the Roman exhibit is cool.Theres an entrance fee of around £7.00 but I wasn't complaining it's a great place.
  • Very pleasant. Quiet and peaceful despite there being a lot of people about. Plenty of places to sit and accessable walk ways. Friendly locals.
  • Lovely gardens and park especially when sun shining. Lots of very tame squirrels waiting to punch your lunch! Extremely attentive park wardens with walky talkies who gold my two boys to get down from a tree that was hardly high he stated health and safety reasons really! We were there watching omg boys need to climb.
  • A great place to relax, picnic, let the kids run off a bit of steam on the lawns. Beautiful planting ( a botanical garden ), Abbey ruins, Hospitium ( not generally open except for special occasions ) and the Yorkshire Museum. Refreshments usually available ( outdoors, seasonal ).

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