Sunday 11 September:1100-1600


Beverley area: Bishop Burton Walled Garden

Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8QG

A famous and beautiful walled garden, attached now to Bishop Burton College, with new ideas every year.

Bishop Burton College is opening its very special walled garden to visitors, and the head gardener will be there to do his best to answer any questions you might have about the garden, its history and its plants.

Bishop Burton is a modern and highly successful land-based college some 3 miles from Beverley, teaching a wide range of further and higher education courses and qualifications. The College was founded in the 20th century in the area where for centuries the medieval archbishops of York had a manor and a deer park. After the English Reformation, the archbishop’s property was acquired by a succession of landed families who built grand houses, and the Victorians landscaped the deer park (the ancient park boundary, called The Reins, can still be seen at the north-western boundary). In 2022 there are about 24 acres (10 ha.) of gardens and shrubberies.

The existing walled garden is (from the brickwork) probably late 18th or early 19th century. It is possible the garden was built in the 1780s before the hall was gutted by fire and abandoned c. 1790.
Walled gardens have a long history from the middle ages, providing for both food and pleasure. Now the College uses the garden for students learning about horticulture. An astonishing range of plants surround many works of art, many made from scrap. The most interesting garden in our area, and very rarely open to visitors.

Booking Details

No booking required


The garden contains grass paths.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Contact for the day:Rob Skells 07500978342‬‬‬


Use the entrance in the village, near the Altisidora Inn, off the A1079

Organised by

Beverley Civic Society