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Helmsley Walled Garden closed but busy

From Helmsley Walled Garden: Helmsley Walled Garden will close to visitors for the winter on Monday October 31, but here are some ways you can continue to support us until we open again next year. Have you ever thought about making your own Christmas front door wreath? Well, when you have the right tools to […]

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Apple Day at Helmsley Walled Garden, October 8

From Helmsley Walled Garden: Apple Day is now a really important feature of the year for us.  The team of gardeners and Erica one of our dedicated volunteers are reaping the rewards of all their hard work with an abundant crop of lovely colourful apples of numerous varieties on display. On this day why not […]

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All change at the Vinehouse cafe

From Helmsley Walled Garden: The Vine House Café at Helmsley Walled Garden has new owners.  We said goodbye and thank you to Will Mowbray who had taken on the role after his Mum, Monica stepped down three seasons ago.   He has chosen to become a roving chef; he liked the idea that he would be […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden hits the headlines

From Helmsley Walled Garden: Over recent weeks the garden team have been receiving tremendous coverage in the local and national arena on the way that the garden looks. For instance, those who subscribe to Country Life magazine will have seen that in the ‘Best of Britain’ edition, which celebrated the 90th birthday of the Queen, […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden looks back over 2015

2015 was a year filled with hard work and significant success for the garden team. We saw visitor numbers climb again from just over seventeen thousand to over 20,000 during the season. Our wonderful shop volunteers welcomed all these visitors along and sold increased numbers of plants and items from the shop. In the garden […]

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Apple Day at Helmsley Walled Garden

Saturday October 3 is Apple Day at Helmsley Walled Garden. This is a day to celebrate all things apple.  You will find something for everyone including apple tasting, juicing demonstrations, advice on fruit growing and orchard tours. Why not enter an apple cake in their very own ‘Bake Off’ competition or enter your favourite chutney […]

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Mindfully exploring the garden through drawing and poetry

Tutors Clare Belbin and Lauri Bower from The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion are offering a day course at Helmsley Walled Garden on “Mindfully exploring the garden through drawing and poetry”. This is how they describe the day: The Garden provides a superb setting for exploring our relationship with nature through words and images. […]

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Visit the Walled Garden this bank holiday

The bank holiday weather isn’t looking promising at the moment, so you might want to stay close to home, somewhere you can dodge the showers. Where better than Helmsley’s own Walled Garden? Enjoy the last of the summer borders, and if it does rain, the cafe does a lovely cup of coffee and  cake. Open […]

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Open air theatre in Helmsley

If summer for you means a picnic, an umbrella, and open air theatre, you are in luck because no less than four plays are on offer right here in Helmsley in the next few weeks. If you know of more open air theatre going on nearby, do let us know. Richard II at Helmsley Walled […]

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Walled Garden seeks information on lost gardeners

Helmsley Walled Garden is trying to trace its lost gardeners. At the outbreak of the First World War, the Garden, then part of the Duncombe Park Estate, employed no less than nineteen gardeners, all of whom joined up. The Garden wants to erect a plaque to their memory and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of […]

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The Great Helmsley Cake Show – August 2nd

Recipe books ready everyone! The next event Helmsley Walled Garden are running is The Great Helmsley Cake Show on Saturday August 2nd. Entrants should come to register at the garden and they will lay cakes out ready for judging. It starts at 4pm and entries can come in from 3.30pm. The classes are as follows: […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden needs your support

While the weather continues to be so uncertain, many outside attractions which rely on visitor numbers to keep their finances afloat are facing hard times. Helsmley Walled Garden is one of these.  So please pop in on the next sunny day, buy a plant, a gift or some gardening gear, have a cup of coffee […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden Spring Fair tomorrow

Come and enjoy a day out at Helmsley Walled Garden and visit the Spring Fair, tomorrow 12th April. Over twenty stalls will be there selling a range of craft items as well as home-made cakes and jams. The Plant Centre has a wide range of herbaceous perennials and the Garden Shop sells a selection of […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden needs your support

As the Helmsley Walled Garden prepares for its spring re-opening at the beginning of April, fingers are crossed that there will not be a repeat of last year’s appalling weather, which has left the Garden in a precarious financial position. Speaking last autumn, Garden Manager Mile I’Anson said “Even if we are very frugal from […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden Christmas wreath workshop

Come along to Helmsley Walled Garden on the 13th or 14th December to learn how to make a Christmas wreath with Mike I’Anson, the Garden Manager. Each session starts at 10am and lasts for two hours. All materials will be provided, so come and make a beautiful wreath to decorate your home this Christmas. Cost […]

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Outdoor Shakespeare visits Helmsley

Outdoor Shakespeare visits Helmsley

Helmsley Walled Garden host live theatre – 6th July. When two sets of twins and their mirror images are confused time and time again in the piratical town of Ephesus, the scene is set for farce, foolishness, frivolity and fun in a complete Comedy of Errors! This summer, the Rain or Shine Theatre Company are […]

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Spring flowers at Helmsley Walled Garden

If you haven’t yet taken advantage of one of the occasional days of reasonable weather to visit the Helmsley Walled Garden, think about going in the near future, because the wild flower meadow is just lovely, but won’t last much longer. The Garden’s web site says: “ As you look out from the cafe seating […]

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Spring in the Helmsley Walled Garden

Some beautiful images from Kirkbymoorside Camera Club member Mike Ward who notes; ‘The Walled Garden at Helmsley in the sunshine. The Garden built in 1758 is a great way to spend a tranquil day, just like the two ladies from Hull, Heather and Sylvia enjoying taking photographs’. To see more of Mike’s photos of Helmsley […]

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Roving restaurant comes to Helmsley Walled Garden

It’s all happening at the lovely Helmsley Walled Garden – tomorrow the Festival of Writing is there but on May 25th no less than a roving restaurant arrives!! Running the event is The Laden Table – a sustainable catering company embarking on a 12-month 12 location dinner series. Here’s their description of what they do: […]

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