York Castle Museum


The ten-acre botanical Museum Gardens, around the Yorkshire Museum, stretch from the River Ouse up to the back of York Art Galley, and from Marygate on one side to Museum Street on the other.

The Butterfly Border

The Butterfly Border

The gardens were planted in the 1830s and you can download our map and guide if you are visiting to find your way round.

Explore our pages about the gardens' historic buildings and the horicultural planting in the gardens.

Click here to read our five-year plan on the future development of the gardens, from 2010 - 2015.

The Gardens has also recently incoporated its first Gardens Geocache and a full trail of Geocaches is expected to be introduced in the near future.

Thanks to John Potter for many of the images on these pages.