From Chateau Villandry in the Loire Valley, to roses overload in Spain, travel to these European gardens for the best botanicals in bloom.

Helmsley Walled Garden, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Nestled at the foot of the North York Moors, the Helmsley Walled Garden was built in 1758. It was originally designed to provide vegetables, fruit, and flowers to the Feversham family in Duncombe Park. After becoming overgrown in the ’80s, local resident Lady Alison Ticehurst decided to restore the grounds, transforming them into a place of ‘horticultural therapy’ for those in need. Today it’s a popular tourist attraction, providing a tranquil space for visitors to enjoy a variety of flora and fauna throughout the year.

Opening times: 1 st April – 31 st October, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Price: £7.50 for adults, children under 16 get in for free