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BENINGBROUGH HALL, GALLERY AND GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Beningbrough
York
YO30 1DD

8 acres

Tel
01904 472027

Visit website

Opening Hours

Please see website for opening dates and times.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Champion trees
  • Cottage planting
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Herbaceous border
  • Prairie/naturalistic planting
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust

In the Yorkshire countryside between York and Harrogate sits Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. Discover the 3.2 hectare (8 acres) of formal gardens including a near-1 hectare (2 acre) walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and newly designed areas. Each area shines at different times of the year, giving visitors a reason to return. Historic trees and wildlife pockets add to the year-round appeal and for the first time in 2022, RHS members can visit for free any day the garden is open. 

Beningbrough is not a place where time stands still; previous owners have shaped every aspect of the estate and this continues today. Working alongside the National Trust team, RHS Chelsea winner Andy Sturgeon has developed a long-term vision for the garden: to refresh, improve and, in some areas, reinvent the formal gardens. This began with the planting of 300,000 spring bulbs and the completion of the first new garden, the Pergola, where visitors can now sit under oak beams in the shade of white wisteria. Further areas will be created as the years progress. 

The herbaceous borders give a different feel as the season progresses, from subtle pastels in the double border in early summer, through to the vibrancy and late colour in the south border. Distant views seen between Yorkshire champion trees and over the parkland offer glimpses of the river and countryside beyond. The walled garden is the place to see how the edibles are growing; try out the latest harvest on the menu in the restaurant while you have a moment before deciding where to explore next. 

Beyond the garden, the parkland is perfect for exploring and seeking out wildlife with footpaths taking you through woodlands carpeted with bluebells in late spring, past the historic fishponds and along the riverside.   

Plants of special interest

  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Bluebells
  • Clematis
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Magnolias
  • Roses
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.