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Museum Gardens, York

(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, York attractions like Museum Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This wonderful park is a true gem, right in the city, next to the river and full of Yorks historical past. It also includes the fabulous Yorkshire Museum. Find the squirrels if you can and there's oft...  more »
  • Such a wonderful space to unwind on a sunny day. From indulging into a dairy icecream. To watching the squirrels bounce around the gardens. There are some ruins to explore and the museum is a optional...  more »
  • These are not great botanic gardens but they are historically important and much of the original layout survives. Good for a relaxing walk or a picnic. Don't miss the ruins of St Mary's Abbey and also...  more »
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  • It is a beautiful park in front of the York Museum. This place is also known a s Squirrels Trail. Lot of plump squirrels roam around freely very close by. Very cute and playful. The park is has lot of green and holds old ruins from Roman time. It has ruins of St Mary's Abbey and old multi-angular observatory tower too. Very nice spot to visit if you are in York. It is on the bank of river Ouse.
  • Marvellous garden. I spent a whole summer sunny afternoon reading my favourite book, enjoying a chilly wind, sunshine and singing birds. Such a lovely place! One minus was that some couples took advantage of the beautiful holy place to do their own more-than-a-kiss business passionately.
  • Absolutely picturesque! Loads of squirrels. Just beautiful place. whenever you are in York you need to see that one.
  • I visit at least twice a week. Great for a relaxing walk to wind down or to feed squirrels.
  • Beautiful mix of nature and history. Great relaxing atmosphere. Really worth a visit.