6 beautiful open gardens in Yorkshire to visit

Spring meadow with red tulip flowers over the blue sky, floral natural seasonal easter background wi

Tulips galore at Burnby Hall's flower spectacular - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

From a treat of tulips to the boldness of new bluebells - these gorgeous Yorkshire gardens are looking spectacular right now


Burnby Hall, Pocklington  

The tulip is a flower with happiness shining out – and the place to enjoy a real a treat of tulips is Burnby Hall and gardens, Pocklington. This weekend is the perfect time to catch the annual Tulip Festival - with more than 15,000 tulips (130 varieties) on display. There’s also a walled garden and café. Burnbyhallgardens.com 


Mount Grace Priory, Osmotherley  

mount grace cafe - modern timber building

The smart cafe at Mount Grace Priory - Credit: English Heritage Trust

From the monk’s cell garden filled with herbs, flowers and vegetables to the 13-acres of newly rejuvenated Arts and Crafts gardens, Mount Grace, Britain’s most complete surviving Carthusian monastery, is glorious to visit at any time of the year. Spring brings a spectacular display of bluebells.Nice café on site too.  english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/mount-grace-priory/

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Parcevall Hall Gardens, Wharfedale  

PG7HK0 Parcevall Hall & Gardens, at Skyreholme in Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales, UK

A hidden gem in the Dales - Parcevall Hall & Gardens, at Skyreholme in Wharfedale - Credit: Park Dale / Alamy Stock Photo

Located at the head of a small valley, discover 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens, rising up the hillside for 200 feet giving wonderful views in every direction. Enjoy woodland walks, formal, south facing terraces, a bedrock limestone rock garden, all set against the stunning back-drop of the Yorkshire Dales. parcevallhallgardens.co.uk

Stillingfleet near York 

Planting gets personal here in a garden that’s been lovingly created by owners Vanessa and John Cook Described as a quintessentially English garden, it is first and foremost a family garden. Make a day of it – there are exhibitions, a tea room and a good calendar of courses – gardening and beyond.stillingfleetlodgenurseries.co.uk 

Sutton on the Forest Open Gardens

There will be ten gardens open in the village (YO61 1DP,  8 miles N of York, on the B1363) on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May from 1pm until 5 p.m. each day.  £5 gives entry to all the open gardens. The proceeds are mainly to St Leonard’s Hospice, York, Prostate Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation and village organisations.

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Refreshments will be available in the Village Hall for 12 until 5 p.m.

Plant stalls, brass band, tombola in the Main Street and a stained-glass demonstration on Saturday in the ancient church of All Hallows.

Dog friendly!

Further information from Derek Jacobs 01347810208 or djj3@btinternet.com