Visit the gardens of the former home of the Terry family, part of York’s chocolate heritage and now cared for by the National Trust.
Discover the five-acre garden with herbaceous borders, fragrant garden and sunny terrace overlooking the lawns and formal pond. With a rock garden and wildlife pond, glasshouse, and small kitchen garden, it’s not hard to imagine building a home here for a growing family.
The factory clock can be seen across the racecourse from the paddock orchard, one of a series of garden rooms, hidden away on the edge of the city. Family life and factory life were in some ways never far apart, in other ways, miles apart.
Takeaway on the terrace
Drinks and light refreshments can be taken away from the terrace where you'll find a handful of tables or several benches dotted around to have a moment. Otherwise bring a picnic, pick your spot, and relax on one of the lawns.
Good to know...
Free entry to National Trust members and under fives.
The house was purchased as a regional office for the National Trust and is not open to visitors.
Accessible parking only, see the website for places to park or public transport options.
See where else to explore with the National Trust in York and North Yorkshire.
Closed for winter 2023. 2024 opening times, 11am - 4pm
March - May, Saturday and Sunday
June - August, Thursday to Sunday
September - October, Saturday and Sunday
Check full opening details here
- Accessible parking only
- Assisted access toilet available on request
- Motorised scooter available to borrow (pre-book via email)
- Takeaway drinks and light snacks
- Card payments only
- Benches available around the garden
- Dogs welcome on short leads
- House used as regional office for the National Trust and not open to visitors
Offers at Goddards - National Trust
Goddards - National Trust
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