What’s Happening in York Museum Gardens

March 2021

The Environment Agency will be carrying out work in York Museum Gardens for the next 12 months to improve the flood defences in the Marygate area. This work is part of a wider City of York flood defences plan.

To allow for the additional defences, unfortunately some trees in the Gardens will need to be removed. York Museums Trust have been working closely with the Environment Agency to reduce the loss of trees where possible and to minimise the risk of disturbing wildlife. For every tree removed, the Environment Agency commit that five new trees will be planted in the Gardens and elsewhere. Once the work has been completed a new range of plants will be introduced to enhance York Museum Gardens and ensure this beautiful site continues to flourish for future generations of both visitors and wildlife.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

York Museums Trust

Find out more about the Environment Agency plans here: consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/yorkshire/yorkfas/

For any questions or enquiries about the work please contact yorkfloodplan@environment-agency.gov.uk

Download a pdf version of the Environment Agency information poster by clicking here