The Gardens

Enjoy a tranquil walk through our award-winning gardens.

Our gardens

9.30am - 5pm

Sewerby Hall and Gardens has more than 50 acres of award-winning gardens and woodland. Each garden offers its own variety of sights, smells and sounds throughout each of the four seasons. There's also a Marie Curie Daffodil Trail throughout spring. You'll soon learn why we won Yorkshire in Bloom Gold: 2008-11 when you explore the magnificent gardens.

Pleasure Garden

Relax in our Pleasure Garden, where you can meander along the paths and view different wood carvings, including the inspiring quotes made from the fallen monkey puzzle tree, or try to find our intricate deer wood carving. With benches, sun traps and two covered shelters, you can take a break and rest any time of year.

Walled Garden

Wander inside our Walled Garden to marvel at an ever-changing kaleidoscope of box hedgerows, shrubs and flowers. The walled garden is a blaze of colour and patterns in summer and remains popular in the colder seasons too, offering visitors and plants alike a shelter from the weather.

Rose Garden

Our well-kept Rose Garden will impress with its elegant layout and borders. Here, roses of all sizes, shapes and colours can be seen in late summer. A statue of Pandora provides the focal point of the garden design, and there are sheltered spots to sit away from the sun and enjoy the view.

The Woodland

Whether you are on the lookout for wildlife or a variety of tree species, our woodland will keep you busy. Look out for sycamore, horse chestnut and elm amongst others. This area is a haven for mammals, birds and insects, making it their home throughout the year.

Take the sign-posted Woodland Walk, which will lead you on a 20-minute journey over a few gentle slopes and some steps, but there are plenty of seats to rest and observe nature at work on your way.

Once you get engrossed in watching the activities of this delightful dell, you might just stay here for much longer than you planned!


Sewerby Hall and Gardens is home to a supported employment opportunity. Managed by Worklink, the service offers a practical work experience for up to 30 people with a learning disability.

The people who attend take part in all aspects of running a garden centre, from planting to managing stock, giving invaluable work experience. Worklink also sell their plants that are available to purchase throughout the year.

Watch out for their themed borders that change on an annual basis. Previous themes have included Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and seven dwarfs and Roald Dahl.

Worklink opening times
Day Opening times
Monday to Thursday 10.30am – 3pm
Friday 10.30 – 2.30pm
Saturday and Sunday (until Easter) Closed
Garden activities
Brass rubbings

See if you can find all the brass rubbings!

Garden activities

Take part in our orienteering course, aimed mainly at families

Garden activities
Nature detectives

Wildlife activities you can take part in while visiting the estate