York Gate Garden

York Gate Garden in Leeds

This unique Arts and Crafts style garden - York Gate - was created by the Spencer family.

York Gate Garden was undoubtedly inspired by some of the outstanding gardens Arts and Crafts gardens of the time such as Lawrence Johnston's Hidcote.
Situated in Leeds it is one of the best gardens in Yorkshire.
The late Robin Spencer created in just one acre, a garden which by the early eighties, was regarded by many as one of the best small gardens in the world.
Like Hidcote, and many others that followed suit, York Gate is made up of a number of distinct garden 'rooms'. What makes this garden exceptional is the exquisite detail to be found within each: the pavement maze in the driveway, the espaliered cedar in the pinetum, the meticulous arrangement of stone setts and gravel along the path in the canal garden.

2019 York Gate Garden 
Open from 1 April - see website for details. Snowdrop Openings 16th – 24th February 12.30pm – 4.30pm

All images kindly provided by John Whittaker (copyright)


  • Street: Back Church Lane
  • Postcode: LS16 8DW
  • City: Adel, Leeds
  • County: Yorkshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Telephone: 0113 267 8240
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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