Snowdrops in Woodland
Hackfall in Spring
Witch Hazel
Spring Parcevall


The Yorkshire Gardens Trust, formed in 1996, works to conserve and foster this county's garden heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. We cover all the area that was historically within Yorkshire - see our map.

Join Yorkshire Gardens Trust to...

  • Support the work of the trust
  • Enjoy the members only visits
  • Receive our newsletters
  • Help fund our Small Grants Scheme

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We aim to raise awareness of the importance of historic parks and gardens in Yorkshire and aid in the conservation and management of these unique assets.
The Trust offers a 'Membership for Schools' scheme to assist Yorkshire schools in developing garden areas or setting up/enhancing gardening.
The Yorkshire Gardens Trust runs an annual series of visits, tours and events for its members - find out more on our Events page.
Many gardens are endangered by inappropriate development or neglect - we aim to raise awareness and appreciation of garden heritage via research and recording.

Trust news

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Sunday 17th April 2016

Complimentary tickets are available for YGT members for the 2016 Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood House

Sunday 17th April 2016

A lecture by Patrick Eyres on 'Georgian Paintings of Yorkshire Capabilities' - 7pm, 28th April at Scampston.

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Thursday 7th April 2016

The 2016 BADA Trust lecture at Harrogate Antique & Fine Art Fair (14th April) - Patrick Conner, from the Martyn Gregory Gallery, on the Great Gardens of the 18th Century.

Friday 18th March 2016

Work is now underway on the Hambleton district parks and gardens project.

Wednesday 24th February 2016

Please see for events that are now fully booked

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Registered charity No.1060697
Company registration No.03256311
President: The Countess of Harewood
Registered Office: 31 St Saviourgate,
York, YO1 8NQ

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