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 evening at Ness Hall

Fundraising Evening for YGT Student Horticultural Bursary Fund


Our venue for the Summer Party is Ness Hall. The main 2½ acre garden is contained in a 17th Century walled garden. It has been lovingly gardened and developed by 3 generations of Murray Wells. It now contains a rose pergola which should be in full bloom, a Japanese-influenced garden with pergola and stream, a woodland area, cutting and kitchen garden and a wonderful ‘fairy’ garden. Often described as a large cottage garden the borders are full, with self-seeding encouraged, there are lots of seating areas for relaxing and catching up with friends. There is also a large orchard and gardens around the house to explore.

This is an unashamed fundraising evening for our Student Horticultural Bursary to support individuals in their horticultural, landscape design, landscape/garden history research or conservation of historical designed landscapes careers.  We hope that tickets sales and a raffle to be held on the evening will provide a significant boost to the fund. (Please remember your purses)

Tickets cost: £20.00 (non-members £25.00) includes canapés and a glass of prosecco. 


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.