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

Thwaite Gardens and Bishop Burton Walled Garden

Once part of the estate of Thwaite Hall, an important survival of a 19th Century villa, but now owned by the University of Hull, in 1948 it became the Thwaite Botanic Gardens. Bishop Burton Walled Garden, built in the 1780s, is now open to the public.

Photo of Bishop Burton Walled Garden by Jim Godfrey


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New Membership and Communications Officer sought

Monday, 25th April 2022

YGT wishes to engage a Membership and Communications/Administrative Officer to assist us in our task of increasing knowledge of and enthusiasm for Yorkshire’s wealth of historic gardens and designed landscapes.

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New website launched!

Thursday, 31st March 2022

Welcome to our new website! We hope you like it and find it useful. There's lots more about what we do and a new database of the historic parks and gardens in Yorkshire that we are dedicated to preserving for future generations.  

New book - The Politics of Street Trees

Wednesday, 16th March 2022

The Politics of Street Trees edited by Jan Woudstra and Camilla Allen. This book focuses on the politics of street trees and the institutions, actors and processes that govern their planning,