Museum Gardens offers 4 hectares (10 acres) of colorful and exotic plants set among ruins dating back to the Roman era. Wander among different planting areas, including a fern garden, a butterfly border, and an American prairie border, and spot lime, holly, beech, and oak trees, among others. Stop to admire the corner of the Roman fortress that dates to the 3rd or 4th century, and the remains of the walls and nave of the 11th-century St. Mary's Abbey. Check the gardens' schedule of which plants flower and when to ensure you see as much color as possible during your visit. To plan York vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Tours To Museum Gardens
Best of York on Foot - Socially Distanced Small Group Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Museum Gardens Reviews
This is a great park for all. We had a toddler and dogs and had a picnic with the ruins in the background. Perfect for a stroll or picnic and the a walk down the river bank as you leave the park more »
A very enjoyable visit to explore the history, admire the trees and enjoy the gardens. A beautiful, peaceful and attractive area in central York. more »
Beautifully set out and looked after gardens. Great assortment of flowers and information. Some great back drops of the old abbey. Assorted vendors of coffee and ice cream. Some attractions also on at different times throughout the year. Plenty of places to sit down
Fantastic area to chill and relax. The scenery is great with all the flowers and plants, and there's a large animal life scene for those interested! They are pretty shameless and hard to scare off so good for photography! Also worth mentioning the owl handlers that are there most every day! A great experience for a more than reasonable price.
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