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Helmsley Walled Garden

Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
+44 1439 771427
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A place of peace and tranquility

We love this walled garden with a wide range of different planting experiences. Fruit trees... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pgr664
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York, United Kingdom
A little disappointed

I found the garden a little too messy. There appeared to be lots of weeds around the place. Maybe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chump57
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“plant sales”(11 reviews)
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Built in 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden is a five acre garden sitting beneath the imposing ruins of Helmsley Castle. It provided the vegetables, fruit and flowers for the table of Duncombe Park until just after World War 1 when it was leased as market...more
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Cleveland Way | Helmsley, Helmsley YO62 5AT, England
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"fruit trees"
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"herbaceous borders"
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"plant sales"
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"full bloom"
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"vegetable plots"
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"well worth a visit"
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"for sale"
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"buy plants"
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"the vine"
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"gift aided"
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"wild flower meadow"
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"entrance fee"
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"cakes"
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"hidden gem"
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"lovely cafe"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

We love this walled garden with a wide range of different planting experiences. Fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, lawns, picnic area and even a few chickens all add to the atmosphere. A lovely supportive staff and with the volunteers they maintain a wonderful walled garden...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the garden a little too messy. There appeared to be lots of weeds around the place. Maybe as I visited in early May things are only just getting done.I did however like the wild meadow. I understand this place is run by volunteers...More

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chump57, Thanks you for visiting and for reviewing the Garden, I'm sorry you found the Garden messy. We don't make any pretensions to be a manicured garden but we work hard to make it look the best we can. We have been hampered by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good indeed to find this walled garden but also, crucially, a nursery with a good range - fair to impressive pricesMore

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RN, Thank you for taking the time to review the garden, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you also for checking out our plant nursery. We work hard to keep the plants in the best condition - not always easy when it gets...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gardens, reasonably well maintained but pricey admission fees, unless you are likely to make multiple visits as you get in freeMore

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear visitor, Thank you for visiting the Garden and for letting us know your thoughts on the price of admission to the garden. I’m sorry you thought it was expensive. Let me explain why we charge what we do. We are a charity set up...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted to visit Helsmley while staying in the Bridlington area as we read that dogs are allowed in the gardens. Surpringly a number of nearby attractions do not allow dogs in the garden areas and during the brief spell of unseasonably hot weather would...More

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MNB60, Thank you for letting us know your thoughts on the price of admission to the garden. I’m sorry you thought it was expensive. Let me explain why we charge what we do. We are a charity set up to restore and maintain the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Helmsley castle lots of Times and just discovered the cafe next to it. Will go every time we come to Helmsley nice outdoor area to eatv and conservatory. It was boiling when we went so everyone was eating al fresco.Lovely meal...More

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John W, Thank you for your kind review of The Vine House Café and the Plant centre at Helmsley Walled Garden. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal. Sam, Mollie and the team in the café work tirelessly to provide seasonal dishes, some with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's deceptive when you first look into the garden, as you walk around it seems to become larger. The garden has been divided into lots of smaller areas with different planting themes. It's a mammoth task to take on and when we visited most areas...More

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Charles and Susan, Thank you for your review of your visit, your comment on how the garden seems to become larger as you walk round made me smile. As one of the garden team I can say that when you get to the bottom...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This cafe never disappoints. We had delicious gin and tonics in peaceful and pretty surroundings. The food menu looked delicious. Sadly we couldn’t stay!More

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Anna, Thanks for reviewing The Vine House Café here at the Garden, what a shame you were unable to stay for longer. I must confess I've just had today's soup from there and it was very tasty. I've not tried the gin and tonics...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

To walk around this garden is a delight any time of the year. At the moment everything has been pruned, cut back, seeded or planted. The interesting part for me is to see how severe the pruning has been, I wouldn't have been this bold...More

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Bobscutt, Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit even with the rather late spring we are currently experiencing. We have done quite a lot of pruning this winter and I think the thing to remember for...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We popped in here after seeing it from the castle,same car park used for both and signed from the car park. A community garden worked by volunteers that also provides therapy for vulnerable adults, it costs the same as the castle to get in, but...More

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Tricia_Harris, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear 938fjg, Thank you for your lovely review, the castle grounds give a great view of the Garden so I'm glad it whetted your appetite to come round and see us close up. We are very much a community of gardeners and we see the...More

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Simonebonyrose
30 January 2017|
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Response from Tricia_Harris | Property representative |
Entry to the garden remains the same as in 2016 at £7.50p for all adults and no charge for children under 16. The gardens are currently closed we open again for the season on 1st April. We look forward to seeing you later... More
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dawn. d
27 March 2016|
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Response from Tricia_Harris | Property representative |
Hi there, Visiting Helmsley Walled Garden costs £7.50 per adult. Children under 16 come in for free. If you are a UK tax payer and can Gift Aid your entry, you will get a ticket valid for twelve months. Many thanks.
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