York Museum Gardens
Botanical Gardens with Roman Appeal Photo Journal
Located in the Centre of York and along the river Ouse sits the 10 acre botanical gardens. York Museum Gardens are situated and designed around the stunning Roman ruins that date back to medieval times. These botanical Gardens are truly unique and breath taking!
We bring you 20 dazzling photos of York Museum Gardens. We hope you enjoy!
you can enter through the main gatehouse and lodge on museum street. The lodge itself was built in 1874.
Build around 1470, St. Marys lodge is attached to St. Mary’s gatehouse which served as the main entrance to the abbey! This entrance to Museum gardens is located on Marygate.
St. Mary's Abbey
St. Mary’s Abbey dates to 1086 with the first foundation being laid in 1089. By 1270 The Abbey had taken on a medieval Gothic construction which was dismantled after years of disrepair for it stone!
The Hospitium is located just past the Main gatehouse on museum street. It is believed the Hospitium was the original guest house for Abbey visitors of low social rand and possible a used as a barn at one time.
St. Leonard's Hospital
St. Leonard’s Hospital Chapel and Udercroft is located just past the Main gatehouse on museum street. It was the largest hospital in England during the Middle Ages.
Roman Sarcophagus can be seen along side of St. Leonard's Hospital. They used to line the tunnel through St. Leonard's and recently were moved into the gardens.
York Museum Gardens is the perfect place to spend the day walking through the park and enjoying the scenery. You can also catch a variety of events on occasion, such as festivals and open air theatre performances. In edition you can also book your wedding in the gardens with receptions at The Hospitium. These botanical gardens are quite exquisite and photos were taken in the fall. Looking forward to adding spring and summer photos of gardens in full bloom in 2017!
The best part about vising the Museum Gardens is that it is free to the public. Unless of course you prefer to pay for a guided tour, which is not necessary! If you’re looking for more exciting things to do on your visit to York check out these articles to help you on your way!