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Open 1 April to 21 October daily, 10am-5pm.


Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Millgate House
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JN

Bottom of Market Place; first house in Millgate on left.

1/3 acre (0.21ha)

01748 823571

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Non-member adult £2.50

RHS members

Free access applies throughout open period (excluding charity days).


  • Free carer entry
  • Picnics allowed


  • Autumn colour
  • Colour themed borders
  • Herbaceous border

About the garden

Owned by
Tim Culkin & Austin Lynch

Millgate House & Garden is a South-East facing walled garden on a steeply falling slope with views to the open countryside and the river Swale and its waterfalls beyond. The current owners have been gardening here since 1980, where it was named the winner of the first RHS National Garden Competition and selected by Alan Titchmarsh for his series Britain's Best Gardens. One of the few private domestic gardens open in the North of England.

The garden is a plantsman's garden packed with shrubs, hostas, ferns, roses, topiary and clematis. One RHS council member wrote on a recent visit, "The garden is inspirational, exuberant, confident and brilliantly maintained, designed to look relaxed and informal. There is a profusion of plants artfully arranged in great combinations of form, shape, size and colour. It's a real lesson in what can be achieved in a comparatively small space on sloping ground”.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Bluebells
  • Clematis
  • Ferns
  • Hellebores
  • Hostas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops

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