Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens
Beningbrough Hall, on the outskirts of Harrogate, with its eight acres of gardens is a real treat to enjoy all year round.
Outside, you can explore the beautifully arranged formal gardens, several herbaceous borders, less formal areas managed for wildlife as well as sweeping lawns. There are many perfect spots for a picnic and visitors return time after time to watch the seasons changing when different plants are at their best.
Please note: The hall and galleries are currently closed for a 2.3 million infrastructure project and due to re-open in summer 2023.
Picture postcard views can be seen from the garden and the 370 acres of parkland offers opportunities to explore riverside walks, ancient trees and hidden wildlife on walks from 20 minutes to 2 hours.
Beningbrough for garden lovers
The garden is experiencing something of a renaissance with designs by RHS Gold Award winner Andy Sturgeon slowly taking shape. The year starts with 300,000 spring bulbs along the ha-ha walk. The blossom of the fruit trees in the walled garden comes next and the newest addition, the Pergola adds to the summer borders.
Beningbrough for families
The wilderness play area is perfect for children to let off steam; popular activities include building a den, swinging high on the cantilever swing, balancing on the clamberstack or let your imagination loose in the Wendy House. Take yourself on an adventure and tick off some of the '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' playlist.
During the school holidays there are often trails and activities for a full day out, these are updated on the website and social media.
Eating and shopping
The walled garden restaurant serves morning coffee, afternoon tea and hot lunches made from seasonal homegrown and locally sourced produce as well as children's lunch boxes with sandwiches, snacks, drinks and fruit.
The brew house close to the children's play area is open on busy days and serves hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes and ice creams and offers a dog friendly place to stop for a pause and grab your takeaway.
The stables shop has an extensive home and garden range with the local ranges from Yorkshire businesses and others inspired by places in the care of the National Trust.
- Toilets including accessible and baby change are open behind the brew house and in the stables area close to the shop and car park.
- Electric scooters (for outdoor use only) are available to borrow - pre-book to ensure available.
- Dogs on leads are welcome in selected parts of the garden and in the parkland.
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