YGT for schools

We offer a scheme to assist Yorkshire schools in developing garden areas or setting up/enhancing gardening.


We research and record locally significant historic designed landscapes in Yorkshire that are not on Historic England’s Register.


We give advice on planning and other conservation issues relating to Yorkshire’s historic designed landscapes.

Join the Yorkshire Gardens Trust

  • Support the work of the Trust in Schools, Research & Recording and Conservation
  • Help fund our grants for organisations and individuals
  • Discover more about Yorkshire's historic parks and gardens

Events and News

Next event
Day visit

Summer picnic at Littlethorpe Manor


Our Summer Picnic this year was held at Littlethorpe Manor by kind permission of Mrs J P Thackray. We enjoyed an extensive guided tour of the 11 acres of gardens which have been developed since 1998 with Head Gardener, Eddie Harland and his team. These included a walled garden with herbaceous planting, roses and gazebo, a sunken garden with ornamental plants and herbs, brick pergola with wisteria, blue and yellow borders, a formal lawn with fountain pool, and a large pond with classical pavilion and boardwalk. We also explored the new contemporary physic garden with rill, raised beds and medicinal plants designed in commemoration of Mr John P. Thackray, OBE, and the family company Chas. F. Thackray, followed by picnic lunch and strawberries and cream in the covered marquee.                                                


2024 Yorkshire Gardens Trust Events

Thursday, 7th September 2023

The YGT Events team, led by Vicky Price, has been busy organising events for 2024, with the aim of exploring a wide range of subjects across Yorkshire.

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Friday, 18th August 2023

Join Yorkshire Gardens Trust at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show to view our installation on the West Lawn and meet members and friends at our stand

Four new research blogs!

Tuesday, 16th May 2023

Following a successful social media collaboration on Yorkshire's Hidden Gardens with The Gardens Trust over the past month, we've been adding new blogs to our website.