Set in the Vale of York, within easy reach of Harrogate and Leeds, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery Gardens offers sprawling lawns, herbaceous borders, woodland paths and a working kitchen garden. Inside the hall, the grand rooms are a perfect backdrop for the rich collection of portraits, featuring people who have made, and are making, British history and culture. Each year contemporary art exhibitions fill the Saloon Galleries. Each year contemporary art exhibitions fill the Saloon Galleries and during the winter months, art installations feature in the gardens and the hayloft.
Beningbrough's series of interlocking gardens each offer their own distinct seasonal interest – from wildlife havens to tranquil spots underneath the pergola and colourful herbaceous borders buzzing with life – and are inspirational all year round. There are longer walks through park and woodlands and beside the river with stunning views of the hall.
For families, children can let off steam in the wilderness play area, jump on a trike or bike, or pick up an explorer backpack to discover more on a walk through the gardens. We have the pre-school playroom for the smallest members of the family and everyone can get hands on in the sculpture room. Or dress up as a lord or lady of the house and sit the whole family down for your very own digital portrait.
A full programme events are run during the school holidays.
Main season opening:
5 March – 3 November 2019. Tuesdays to Sundays. Open Bank holidays and Mondays in June-August.
Winter weekends from 9 November 2019 – 1 March 2020, plus 26-29 December and New Year's Day for a festive day out.
Plus Tuesday 18 - Friday 21 February 2020 for the February half term.
Please note the Hall and Galleries will be closed from 4 November 2019 to 2 March 2020 for essential and extensive conservation work. The gardens, restaurant, shop and parkland are open as usual for visitors with a wide range of activities to enjoy. The Hall and Galleries will re-open on 3 March 2020.
|National Trust Members||Free|
|5 March – 3 November||Adult £14.40, Child £7.20 Family £36|
|Winter||Adult £8.00, Child £4, Family £20|