Nature Trail

The Garden itself is divided into a central lawn, with wooded areas towards the bottom of the slope. There is a path running through, with opportunities to observe the resident wildlife, including ancient deciduous trees, nesting birds, and various other flora and fauna.

There is seating on the edge of the lawn, if you want to take a picnic with you.

For more information about what you might see, take a look at our Things to See page. 

For further information about accessibility, see our Plan Your Visit page.

Refreshments at The Old Lodge

The Old Lodge is open to non-residents, and offers parking for customers. 

Pop-in for a coffee, or a pint of local beer at the bar, or if you are feeling peckish, lunch is served between 12-2pm daily with a Sunday lunch available all day on Sunday from 12pm - though it is advised that you book ahead for this.

All produce is locally sourced. More details about The Old Lodge can be found on their website.

Malton Town

Named the "Food Capital of the North", Malton is a thriving market town. There are many local shops, as well as a once monthly Food Lovers Market, which showcases the best produce from the region.

The town has its own local brewery - Brass Castle - and you can enjoy their beer at a number of pubs.

Make sure that you also visit the Malton Dickens Museum on Chancery Lane, which is the Counting House believed to have inspired the events of A Christmas Carol. It is in Malton that Dickens is believed to have gathered his ideas and research for some of his most celebrated works, including Nicholas Nickleby and David Copperfield.

Events

Keep up-to-date with the latest goings on in and around the gardens by visiting our events page.