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Anne Parkes
· September 16, 2017
A beatiul garden and the tea room is lovely they also use most of the produce that is grown in the garden in the food they sell which is lovely. Worth a visit it is in the beautiful picturesque place Helmsley.
Pam Jones
· August 20, 2017
What a beautiful peaceful garden! Had our lunch first which was excellent. Beautiful swathes of colour around every corner and long borders so rich and warm with oranges and yellows. Chickens enjoyed our grandson. We will be back! See More
Ali Bongo
· August 4, 2017
Fantastic place spent a very happy morning soaking up the atmosphere followed by green tea and cake at the café well worth a visit we will definitely be back again
Gilli Gribbin
· July 17, 2017
The borders looking fabulous; a credit to the staff and the volunteers who work so hard to keep it looking so beautiful. This little jewel; no matter what the season; never fails to please.
Mary-ann Peacock
· February 3, 2018
Pretty, great food, polite staff and a lovely brew �
Rob Clarkson
· November 26, 2017
Its a garden with a wall - chickens were the stars of the day !!
Karen McMullen
· April 16, 2017
A beautiful garden - looked lovely in spring with the tulips. I can't wait to go back and see it in summer when the long border is in full flower. We also ate at the cafe - absolutely delicious food! ...A lovely place to visit - and eat and buy plants! See More
Christine Varley
· July 19, 2017
This was my third visit this year, just love these gardens,spectacular colours,amazing variety of plants, flowers , fruit trees, everyone works so hard here, it's a credit to them, great scones too !!!
John Stansfield
· July 9, 2017
The amount of work to get it in the shape it is today is a credit to all involved. Ongoing project like any garden. We enjoyed and the cafe was still open. No one objected to small children either.
PaulandMo Smith
· April 24, 2017
Well worth s visit and one of the best for tea and selection of cakes in Helmsley. Dog friendly and great selection of plants garden is lovely especially in hieght of summer
Kenneth McManus
· September 3, 2017
Lovely garden great to see how it has developed over the years
Virginia Sharpe
· August 1, 2016
So much packed into not a huge garden, but under the watchful presence of Helmsley Castle...a lovely setting! Fantastic flower and veg garden, great plant sales, yummy cafe (watch out for wasps though... which are a problem), and all set a mere stroll away from Helmsley town centre! See More
Lorraine Gould
· April 29, 2016
Went last week on a cold and wet day. The garden was still beautiful even though there isn't much out yet.
The food in the Café is lovely. Great food and friendly service. I visit regularly.
Jane Plant
· June 20, 2017
Stunning garden created with a wonderful ethos in a breathtaking setting.....and the food at the cafe is scrumptious. ..
Athene Strigidae
· August 2, 2014
One of my favourite places to visit in England. The garden is gorgeous, its story an inspiration, and it's a super place to relax and enjoy the wonderful herbs & flowers. The Vine Cafe is a major bonu...s - super food served by really friendly people. Congratulations to all concerned! See More
Mike Norris
· June 5, 2017
We thought it was a lovely spot, the sunshine and warm temperatures helped with that. The Vineyard cafe was very attractive.
Annie Hurren
· April 7, 2017
Fantastic food and location I love going here and well worth the drive as don't live locally.
Stewart Ainley
· May 22, 2017
Nearly perfect l have seen the gardens more colourful but l assume that was due to the time of the year .Cafe very popular and good selection of plants for sale
Richard Sellers
· July 10, 2016
A beautiful tranquil garden with some amazing plants. A wonderful place to sit, relax and enjoy the gardens. Visited the Walled Gardens twice now and bought some wonderful plants.
Neil Robinson
· May 22, 2017
Food was good but service was very slow,20 mins for drinks to come. Crockery wasn't clean had to send back our cups.

What a beautiful day, outside working hard to prepare the Physic Garden for opening on Monday.

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Check this out for a gorgeous Easter activity for little people of six and over. Annabelle of Just Bake Happy is running a baking workshop here at the Garden to make a variety of Easter treats. Full details and how to book are below.

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The Vine House Café is sprucing itself up ready for opening on 26th March. You can also catch Sue and Molly on The Sunday Gardening Show on BBC Radio York this coming Sunday on #bakeoftheday with Julia Lewis. All I can say at this point is the cake will have rhubarb as an ingredient and it will be delicious. Hoping that there will be a slice left for me.

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Oh honestly have we not had enough snow this winter or even this spring? Gardening might be a bit challenging this morning.

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Fancy joining the team here at Helmsley Walled Garden? We are currently recruiting for a general manager. If you'd like to help lead the Garden forward then go to our website and download the job description and application form. Closing date for applications is March 27th.

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I would like to ask a favour of all you lovely people. Would you consider becoming a Friend of Helmsley Walled Garden? It costs £25 for a year or £40 for a couple. Friends get regular email updates on what is happening in the Garden as well as free entry to the Garden, discounts in the shop and invites to Friend's events.

Most importantly you would be showing your support for the Garden and all that we do here. We have vital work to do this year in maintaining our glasshouses and other buildings as well as continuing to develop the Garden and provide horticultural therapy. We get no grant funding and depend on visitor income and donations to do this.

So have a think and if you feel you can, please go to our website and download the leaflet and application form. A big thank you in advance.

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Today I thought a few frosty pictures because they are beautiful, especially if you just get to look at them without actually having to go outside. To finish, a lovely burst of colour from Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty', an absolute favourite of mine and a zinger of a summer plant for your border. We have it here in the Hot Border and it flowers its head off for months on end. A real good doer as we say here.

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I just found this lovely blog piece on Gabriel Ash Glasshouses website in my annual trawl to check that the information about us on the web is correct. It is delightful (is that the right word?) to see that they raised such envy in the heart of one keen visitor. Thank you Michelle for your wonderful piece on the Garden. Come back soon and see how the Garden has developed since your last visit.

One of the highlights of our recent holiday in North Yorkshire was a long overdue visit to Helmsley Walled Garden. I’ve always wanted a walled garden of my own and Read More -->

Happy #firstdayofspring everyone and I must say it's looking lovely and well, white out there 🌨️. So I thought I'd put up a few spring pictures and also something dear to my heart, the delicious scones baked by The Vine House Cafe. A girl needs to keep her strength up in the garden 🌻.

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Helmsley Walled Garden will reopen to the public on Moday 26th March. The Vine House Cafe will be open as well as our Plant Centre and Gift Shop. Come and relax in our beautiful and tranquil Garden. Gift Aid your entry and get a ticket valid for twelve months. Your generosity will help us in our work in providing horticultural therapy to vunerable adults. You make a difference, thank you.

We are open every day from 10am till 5pm. The Garden is fully accessible and dogs are welcome.

Mar 26 - Oct 31Helmsley Walled GardenHelmsley, United Kingdom
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Working from home today as it is very snowy. The Met Office website tells me that by 4pm it will be -5 c but feeling like -11c, oh joy. Still it's upwards and onwards from here. I thought I'd post a few images I've taken at different times over the last year or two. Believe it or not both the crocuses and the snowy achillea heads pictures were both taken in Februarys gone by. The snow looks beautiful as I look out of my window (I've made a makeshift office at the kitchen table) but I am so looking forward to lots of yellow and orange and red with the Hot Border in full bloom. Indeed I'd like to be there cutting back the Physic Garden and planting some new clematis in the Clematis Garden. Think that might be next week then....

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Now this is something to look forward to in May, not even that far away. Then it will almost be time for apple blossom and then the Laburnum Arch. So looking forward to it.🌻🌺🌹🏵️

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It's flipping freezing here this morning and all set to get colder so I'm going to have a quick peek through the archive to bring us something from sunnier times to make sure we have something to look forward to whilst we're under two foot of snow....

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This morning's picture of loveliness from the Garden.

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Despite the fact that it is rapidly becoming colder again, the work goes on to be ready for opening on 26th March. This is the South Wall at the bottom of the Garden and some of our lovely #volunteers are preparing the bed for new plantings of rhubarb and gooseberry bushes. These are traditional crops for this wall as it faces North (yes I know) and any crop planted here is in shade a lot of the time. So these two plants species work well here.

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Spring is near, the Salad House has been cleaned, the vines have been pruned and cleaned and the beds have been manured. It's getting close to seed sowing time yippee.

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