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Museum Gardens


Amenity Grassland, Flowers for Pollinators, Mixed Woodland, Park


Dog Friendly, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible

Over ten acres of stunning botanical gardens in the heart of the city. The York Museum Gardens are an idyllic haven with an array of plant species, wildlife, and historical features to explore.

Established in the 1830s by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, the gardens are famed for their fantastic collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs set against the stunning backdrop of the medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey.

Following recent redevelopment work, the gardens now extend to the back of York Art Gallery and include an Edible Wood and an Artists Garden with outdoor changing exhibitions.

Cared for by:
York Museums Trust


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