The National Trust estate is set in the Vale of York, within easy reach of Harrogate and Leeds, and offers sprawling lawns, herbaceous borders, woodland paths and a working kitchen garden.
The garden, restaurant, shop, play area and toilets are open. The hall and gallery are closed due to ongoing conservation work.
Beningbrough’s garden is seeing something of a renaissance with designs by RHS Gold Award winner Andy Sturgeon taking shape. The series of interlocking gardens each offer their own distinct seasonal interest – from wildlife havens to tranquil spots underneath the pergola, the opulence of a walled garden and colourful herbaceous borders buzzing with life – inspirational all year round. Starting in early spring when over 300,000 bulbs including snowdrops raise their heads. Blossom is the star of the show as spring turns into summer when the herbaceous borders take centre stage.
For families, children can let off steam in the wilderness play area and den zone and tick off their ’50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4’ playlist. Complete a visit with a meal in the Walled Garden Restaurant or pick up a lighter snack or takeaway and the stables shop has ranges inspired by National Trust places, alongside locally produced crafts, food and drink.
If you’re looking for a longer walk, step out around the estate through parkland and beside the river with stunning views back to the hall. The effort is particularly worthwhile in late spring when bluebells carpet the woodland floor.
|National Trust members||Free|
|Adult (November – February 2021)||£9|
|Child (November – February 2021)||£4.50|
|Family (2 adults – November – February 2021)||£22.50|
|Family (1 adult – November – February 2021)||£13.50|