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Goddards - National Trust

Hidden garden overlooking York Racecourse
Location: 27 Tadcaster Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1GG
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By May the Wisteria opens on the terrace

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Reflections in the formal pond

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Mature trees at the most colourful in autumn

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Grab a takeaway as you wander

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Soak in the scents of the fragrant garden

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The wildlife area has a completely different vibe

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See what's growing in the vegetable garden

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Explore the formal terraces on a garden visit

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See how the season's change from the terrace

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Take a seat in among nature

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Chat to one of the garden team on your visit

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The orchard in spring

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Spring starts with daffodils

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Pop inside the historic greenhouse as you wander

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Find a quiet bench among nature

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Watch out for blossom in spring

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Explore further on the new accessible path

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Anyone for tennis?

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Warm up with the succulents in the green house

About Us


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.

Opening Times

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

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