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Helmsley Walled Garden

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A Paradise Garden !

Wonderful gardens with swathes of beautiful ,colourful flowers from early Spring till late Autumn... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
sylviaroseoliver
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Truro, United Kingdom
A Garden for All Seasons

Supported by a large number pf volunteers this is a garden not to be missed. It lies in the shadow... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
mikeandros
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews fruit trees herbaceous borders plant sales full bloom for sale vegetable plots well worth a visit lovely plants vine house gift aided wild flower meadow salad plant shop run by volunteers entrance fee cakes great cafe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place afew years ago and it was nice to come back and re visit to see the difference.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank northumberlandramble
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for revisiting to see how we have been getting on. Thanks also for reviewing, it's lovely to know you enjoy the Garden and are interested in its development. Your support means we can carry on doing just that. Every time you visit, you contribute...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Wonderful gardens with swathes of beautiful ,colourful flowers from early Spring till late Autumn . A haven of Peace and Tranquillity.A favourite place of all,our family( aged from 3 to 70 ! ) . There are excellent plant s for sale and a delightful cafe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sylviaroseoliver
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sylvia, I really appreciate your review an comments on the Garden. It helps us to know that we are getting there in making it a place to visit for everyone, regardless of their age. I'm glad also that you enjoy the colour of the...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Supported by a large number pf volunteers this is a garden not to be missed. It lies in the shadow of Helmsley Castle asnd it's position and walled enclosure means that a wide variety of plants and trees are grown there. Even in October there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikeandros
Tricia H, marketng manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mike, So glad you feel the Garden is a place not to be missed. You're right in that the autumn colour has been exceptionally fine this year and even as we go into winter there is still plenty to see. Your advice to come...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

Can't fault anything about this place. It's a real hidden gem. Entrance fee is really reasonable - and gave us a year's free entry by gift aiding. The food in the café is fantastic. And the garden itself is perfect. The skill that has gone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eafm365
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and your kind words about, well everything really. I'm pleased that you Gift Aided your entry as you'll be able to see the Garden all year round as we are open at weekends throughout the winter. Come and see...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Just stunning. Beautiful gardens well worth a walk around. I learnt so much about what plants work best and where whilst here.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joanne W
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Joanne, Thanks for visiting, I'm so glad you found it a rewarding experience and took away some ideas for your garden. If you ever wonder about what to plant, you can always ask a gardener. We love to talk plants with visitors and we...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

This perhaps wasn't the best time of the year to visit, but we nonetheless had a good time - some lovely rare plants to admire. It's run buy volunteers who deserve high praise, but I thought the £7.50 admission price was possibly a bit too...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CIARB
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Ciarb, Thanks for visiting and for your thoughts. Yes, the Garden is taking on it's autumn colours so it's a more muted display than the bright reds and yellows of summer; but there is still plenty to see. Also if you are able to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Visited with my Mum, Brother, sister-in-law and our two dogs. Had a lovely time here. As my Mum and sister-in-law are both disabled, it was a bonus we were able to drive right up to the gardens and park outside. We all felt the owners...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 23Bromley
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Jane, I was thrilled to read your review and so touched by it. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the garden and that it made such a great day out for you and your family (including the dogs). It means a lot that you...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

The food at the garden cafe is nothing short of stunning. Really inventive, fresh from the garden with amazing use of herbs and spices. Yesterday we had a lamp rump sandwich with deliciously soft lamb and a laksa frittata, both with accompaniments of really different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kate F
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Kate, How brilliant that The Vine House Café really hits the spot for you. Your meal sounds deliciously mouthwatering (and I'm a lifelong veggie!). It is often very busy as you say but how great to get the chef taking the opportunity of a...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

We visited one grey autumn morning and had a lovely hour or so. The gardens are well tended, the chickens were fun, and there are lots of spots you can sit and enjoy the views.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank moscatdan
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Dan, Thank you for visiting, you fitted plenty into a few hours. Glad you enjoyed the chickens as well as the Garden. We hope everyone will take the opportunity just to sit and relax a little whilst they are here. Life is busy enough...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

At the time of the visit, there were many plants in flower. The garden is really amazing and well worth the visit. We also visited the on-site cafe and good selection on offer for food and drink. They also accept dogs on a lead in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brian w
Tricia H, marketing manager at Helmsley Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Dear Brian, Thanks for visiting and for writing such a concise review. Everything we offer in a nutshell; brilliant. Thank you also for saying the Garden is amazing. Our staff and volunteers work hard throughout the year to make it look good and we also...More

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Simonebonyrose
30 January 2017|
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Response from Tricia H | 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 H | 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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