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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  • We explored the old Abbey remains after visiting the museum and then walked around the gardens down to the riverside walk . Great place to chill out  more »
  • beautifully kept gardens with paths suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Ruins and a lovely house which used to belong to the monks and is now used as a conference and wedding venue  more »
  • Perfect to take a break, watch the ruins of Santa Maria, or just read in one of their many banks. I recommend know and enjoy it... a genuine and relaxing delight.
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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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