York Gate

York Gate is a magical one-acre garden situated near Leeds. Created by the Spencer family in 1951, the garden is designed in a series of rooms interlinked through a succession of vistas. A Grade II National Heritage garden inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement, York Gate is one of the finest small gardens in the country, offering tranquility throughout the year.

We’re delighted to once again be open to the public for the 2023 season. As a visitor to York Gate, you’ll not just enjoy the scenery, but you’ll be part of a lifeline providing support for people who work in horticulture to build and live better lives.

In 1994, York Gate was generously gifted to Perennial, the UK charity dedicated to helping everyone who professionally makes or looks after gardens, parks, sports grounds, woodlands and other green spaces. Our friendly and experienced team can help families in horticulture with free and confidential personal support, information and advice.

The gardens are open from April until the end of October on Wednesdays to Sundays from 10.00am – 4.30pm

We look forward to welcoming you.

Please note, the garden is difficult for visitors who are solely reliant on a wheelchair due to the narrow paths and gravel surfaces.

Visit yorkgate.org.uk for more information.

Photo Credits: Clive Nichols


Address: Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DW View map Phone: 0113 267 8240 Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - limited: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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