A View of the Banqueting House & Round Temple at Studley, the Seat of William Aislabie Esqr., in the West Riding of Yorkshire. ┬ęTrustees of the British Museum. Click to enlarge.

  • As the largest historic county in this country, Yorkshire has at least 450 important historic parks and gardens. Click here for current list Historic parks and gardens in Yorkshire
  • We have 9 Grade 1 and 23 Grade 2* landscapes on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. For details see our map of the YGT region. For more information on the Register, see the article on the Parks and Gardens database.
  • Some are lost, while others may be endangered by inappropriate development or neglect.
  • It is our aim therefore to improve the awareness and appreciation of our garden heritage through our Research and Recording programmes.

For an excellent guide to what is involved in research and recording visit Parks and Gardens UK.

Current Projects

Further information please get in touch with our Research and Recording team (webmaster [at]

Past Projects

  • Preservation of the Jim Russell Archive - held at the Borthwick Institute, University of York -
  • Historic Parks and Gardens in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The project, 2002-2006, was undertaken at the request of the YDNP, who also provided funding.
  • Historic Parks and Gardens in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YGT members only)
  • Vicarage project. This ran from 2007-2009 and investigated a variety of vicarage gardens throughout the county to ascertain if common features could be established. As many vicarage gardens have now been divided up or built over it proved difficult to draw any meaningful conclusions from this research.

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President: The Countess of Harewood
Registered Office: 31 St Saviourgate,
York, YO1 8NQ

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