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Hidden garden gem

This lush and vibrant garden is hidden behind a street door at the bottom of the Market Square. Go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda B
Stunning garden behind fine Georgian House

Although visiting quite late in the growing season, this garden was a delight to see. So much to... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Behind the unobtrusive facade of Millgate House at the bottom of Richmond's Georgian Market Square lies one of the most suprising gardens in the North of England. The garden won first prize out of 3200 entries in the R H S National Garden...more
3 Millgate, Richmond DL10 4JN, England
+44 1748 823571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lush and vibrant garden is hidden behind a street door at the bottom of the Market Square. Go through the door, past the house door and emerge at the top of a garden that falls away into the valley. Follow the twisting paths between...More

Thank Linda B
AUSTIN l, Owner at Millgate House Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

PLEASE NOTE.... The garden is NOT open in the winter months to the public...we close at the end of October and re open on April 1 st. Access for house guests is throughout the year.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Although visiting quite late in the growing season, this garden was a delight to see. So much to see in a fairly small space. I cannot figure out how they can keep their beautiful Hostas free from Slugs.More

Thank Leoandjack
AUSTIN l, Owner at Millgate House Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Some years ago Country Life talked about the garden here as a piece of paradise...the garden has come a long way since then. This season we have expanded the collections of hostas, ferns, brunneras and dwarf pines and spruce. Some visitors from the U S...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

We had a lovely visit to this wonderful garden . It was truly inspiring to see what can be done in a smallish space crammed full of colour and form. Would recommend this to others.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Took my partner to this garden having been myself a few years ago. we were there early on Sunday, after a night of rain, so it looked stunning with the sun glinting off the residual rain drops on leaves. Packed full of all sorts of...More

Thank Kaz1965_11
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Absolutely wonderful and without doubt the most beautiful garden I have ever visited ! Although small in actual size, the impact of this beautiful and cleverly designed garden is enormous and the love and hard work clearly evident. As a hosta lover, I was in...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Takin get a stroll in this gorgeous garden set us up for a sumptiousbreakfast and a great day in Richmond and environs.

Thank gwynwilliams57
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Behind a grey door is an enchanting terraced garden in the grounds of what looks a luxurious B&B. Three levels with pots and trees overlooking the river (just). Planting is wonderful and has won many awards. Payment - £2.50 by honesty box

Thank liverpoolfan2016
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We stumbled across this location whilst generall browsing around the streets of Richmond. We had no idea that it existed and were it not for the sign outside we would have walked on by. £2-50 to get in (honesty box) and you get to explore...More

1  Thank Neil M
AUSTIN l, Owner at Millgate House Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

It is a little suprising that the garden is still being "discovered."...It has been on half a dozen T V shows including Gardeners" World as well as in almost every magazine on the market. We are delighted that people are still finding it. Like you...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

What a wonderful garden! It's tucked away behind a B&B just off the market square, and crammed with plants, at many levels. It's inspired me to think I could do something similar with out garden, which is due a makeover.

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

If it weren’t for Trip Advisor we would have missed this amazing garden. It’s very unobtrusive just at the bottom end of the Market Square entered by a blue wooden door. The owners have written a guide with a plant list and entry is via...More

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28 May 2016|
Response from AUSTIN l | Property representative |
Sorry we love dogs but our own feel it is their garden and do not like visiting dogs! Ours can be a bit territorial and therefore we ask visitors not to bring dogs in.... Sorry Austin Owner Millgate Gardens
Kathryn A
22 May 2015|
Response from AUSTIN l | Property representative |
Train Kings X to Darlington then bus or taxi to Richmond Regards MGH