YGT for schools

We offer a scheme to assist Yorkshire schools in developing garden areas or setting up/enhancing gardening.


We research and record locally significant historic designed landscapes in Yorkshire that are not on Historic England’s Register.


We give advice on planning and other conservation issues relating to Yorkshire’s historic designed landscapes.

Join the Yorkshire Gardens Trust

  • Support the work of the Trust in Schools, Research & Recording and Conservation
  • Help fund our grants for organisations and individuals
  • Discover more about Yorkshire's historic parks and gardens

Events and News

Next event
Day visit

The Lost Nurseries of Central York

The Dissolution of the Monasteries left several sites within or close to the York city walls that were productive gardens or had the space to be so. Several of these subsequently became significant plant nurseries. The walk will begin with the lost site on Fishergate that became the Riggs nursery, and proceed to the site close to Clifford’s Tower that became Matthew Wharton’s nursery, and then to Tanner Row where the Telfords and later the Backhouses established their important nursery businesses. The walk will finish close to the centre of York at the Yorkshire Museum gardens, another location where monastic land became an important horticultural site.
None of the nurseries survived beyond the mid-19th century, so map evidence and illustrations will be provided to help us imagine them. During the walk we will examine the importance not just of the nurseries but also of York more generally as a centre of horticultural innovation from the mid-17th century onwards.

Tickets cost: £10.00, £12.00 non-members includes handouts. Places are limited to 12 - first bookings will be for members only - interested non-members can be placed on a waiting list (see below - booking details)
Organiser: Gillian Parker


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Join Yorkshire Gardens Trust at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show to view our installation on the West Lawn and meet members and friends at our stand

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