Museum Gardens, York

4.5
#1 of 15 in Parks in York
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.
Create an itinerary including Museum Gardens
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Museum Gardens Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,039 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • As most English gardens, well kept and the place to sit down and just admire the river passing by. Just this day we happened to come as the Royal Salute in the honour of HM the Queen was held at...  more »
  • Although it was January it was a sunny day and lots of spring bulbs were popping out the ground - never seen so many squirrels - pity they were the grey ones!  more »
Google
  • 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.
Places to stay near Museum Gardens

Plan your trip to York

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in York

See all ›
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in York

4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:8 h
4.6
Duration:3 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h

Side trips from York

4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:6 h
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min

Historic Sites in York

See all ›
4.0
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:2 h

Shopping in York

See all ›
5.0
Duration:4 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in York

4.4
Duration:30 min
4.9
Duration:2 h
4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
3.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min