You are here: Home > Visit Us > The Gardens
Translate Website:

The Gardens

Whatever the weather, the Castle Howard landscape brings out the colour and drama of the season.

With 1,000 acres of parkland to explore, Castle Howard is a haven of peace and tranquility with extensive woodland walks, temples, lakes and fountains. The monumental landscape offers breathtaking views at every turn, taking in the countryside of the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Spring brings beautiful rhododendrons and blue bells in the ornamental Ray Wood, Summer sees bursts of colour and fragrance in the 18th century Walled Garden and new life on the lakes. Autumn is ablaze with gold and amber, and winter is crisp and atmospheric. 

The Castle Howard Gardens are dog-friendly, but we ask all dogs to be kept on leads to protect our wildlife.

Opening Times & Tickets

Download and print our Statue Trail for little ones, and bring along when you visit the Gardens.
Castle Howard's Garden Centre is the ideal destination for green-fingered experts and novice gardeners alike.
Growing and supplying quality forestry and hedging plants, trees and shrubs to wholesale and retail customers in York, Yorkshire and beyond.