Museum Gardens, York

4.5
#1 of 15 in Parks in York
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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  • Lovely at any time, and we were there on a bright spring day with lots of bulbs and blossoms to enjoy.  more »
  • These gardens were not at their best - partly because of the floods in York! However there was plenty to walk around and see and I would imagine in the summer it would be nice to picnic there? It's...  more »
  • These gardens are very accessible and well used. They are well cared for and currently in very good condition with lots of flowering bulbs at their best.  more »
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  • Beautifully set out and looked after gardens. Great assortment of flowers and information. Some great back drops of the old abbey. Assorted vendors of coffee and ice cream. Some attractions also on at different times throughout the year. Plenty of places to sit down
  • Fantastic area to chill and relax. The scenery is great with all the flowers and plants, and there's a large animal life scene for those interested! They are pretty shameless and hard to scare off so good for photography! Also worth mentioning the owl handlers that are there most every day! A great experience for a more than reasonable price.
  • Lovely walk around the grounds taking in the scenery and the history. Really nice place for a picnic. Free entertainment most days really is worth a visit
  • Fantastic little gem in York. The gardens are lovely to walk around, picnic in and play with children. There's the museum on the grounds and also the abbey ruins, plus at the back is a gorgeous planted area to wander round which you can access the art museum from.
  • Lovely scenic gardens in the heart of York. Wonderful to stroll through on a sunny afternoon with many family groups enjoying picnics in the fresh air. Lovely atmosphere with a great range of trees and flowers which made for a nice walk. Also returned via the riverbank which is so peaceful with little boats sailing up and down. All in all, a great place !

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