York Museum Gardens
York Museum Gardens Are Open
What times will the York Museum Gardens be open?
The main gardens will be open from 9am to 6pm.
The Artists’ garden will be open from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
View a map of the gardens here.
Will I need to book a ticket and is there an entry cost?
No, the gardens will be open for everyone to enjoy. As a charity, York Museums Trust opens the gardens free of charge. As we open York Museum Gardens we ask anyone who enjoys the gardens to consider donating to the charity, to help York Museums Trust continue to maintain such a fantastic space for generations to come. Please donate here.
What events are coming up?
Our pop-up plant sales are back! Our 2023 dates are: 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 29 April, 13 May, 27 May, 10 June, and 24 June.
Expert advice and guidance about the suitability of plants for your garden will be available from the Gardens team.
Proceeds from the Pop Up Plant Shop will be invested back into the gardens, to refresh existing beds, introduce more native wildflowers, increase biodiversity, enhance the Spring bulb displays and replace aging gardening equipment.
The Shop is located next to the entrance of the Yorkshire Museum. Find out more details about the events here.
Will there be refreshment facilities available?
Ciao York is open everyday from 9am-4pm and offer gourmet sandwiches, toasties, hot drinks and sweet treats. They are situated at the Museum Street entrance to the gardens.
Sketch by Origin is also nearby at York Art Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday.
Can visitors bring picnics?
Yes, but we ask all visitors to take their litter away with them. It is also important to highlight that no alcohol is permitted in the gardens.
Are there toilets?
Unfortunately there are no toilets in York Museum Gardens, the nearest toilets are available at Bootham Bar or within the city centre at Silver Street.