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Millgate House Garden

3 Millgate, Richmond DL10 4JN, England
+44 1748 823571
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Excellent Garden

Beautiful garden with such a lovely variety of flowers and plants in a spectacular setting in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darlington, United Kingdom

We discovered this garden by accident after walking round the square and marketplace of Richmond... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike F
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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 Competition and is now a Royal Horticultural Society's "Recommended Garden". It is described in the Good Gardens Guide as "a gem""a delightful garden...skilful underplanting...never feels contrived...just natural and generous...it is a wonderful education in the handling of a small space." The garden has been featured in magazines all over the world.A recent article in the Sunday Times said..."the most densely planted garden I have ever seen." The praise is fulsome...don't miss this garden whilst in Richmond. Many return again and again at different seasons. Open Daily 10 00 am til 5 00pm April til Oct Entrance £2 00
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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3 Millgate, Richmond DL10 4JN, England
+44 1748 823571
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful garden with such a lovely variety of flowers and plants in a spectacular setting in Richmond.

1  Thank Europhile456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this garden by accident after walking round the square and marketplace of Richmond. It was only the open garden sign above the grey door that gave the game away. We enjoy looking round gardens for inspiration and this garden as in my title...More

1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Will blow your mind the plants where gardens where like a secret oasis well worth a visit if you cannot get on the little white bus to reethMore

Thank susanjohns999
AUSTIN l, Owner at Millgate House Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Despite the drought and the cold wind the garden is looking good. A guest called it a "symphony of plants" this morning. Even better we have just heard that it will be featured in the Times next week as one of Britain's Top Twenty gardens......More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a lovely place to visit with stunning views across the River Swale. There is no set admission price, but if you're honest, there is a box where you can make a donation as you enter the gardens.More

Thank Rache 2
AUSTIN l, General Manager at Millgate House Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Glad you enjoyed it so early in the year... The garden is not officially open to the public until April 1st.(BB guests have access to the garden all the year round) It is then open daily 10 til 5 ... There is a fixed admissions...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

It is possible to visit this walled garden without staying at Millgate House. There is a little door next to the main entrance that leads round the side of the house to the garden at the back, and an honest box for donations. I am...More

1  Thank Samir S
AUSTIN l, Owner at Millgate House Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks for your kind comments are a very challenging time of the year for the garden. Apart from guests staying with us the garden is closed to the public until April 1st 2017 when we re open on a daily basis. The door at the...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

a little inspiration and nice to visit at any time of the day and great flowers too and it has various sections to it too and there is a donation box as well

Thank MartinKeegan
Reviewed 10 October 2016

we discovered these wonderful gardens by accident and so glad we had.It is not mammoth but very steep and the plants are fantastic especially for early October in North Yorkshire.Iwas so impressed as was my wife.We would both go back again particularly at mid summer...More

1  Thank Carl H
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It's always tricky visiting gardens in late September, it takes a lot of work to keep it looking good late into the season. We thought that it looked wonderful, with a super atmosphere and feeling. The alley way - a very poor description of it...More

Thank TheBristolJohns
AUSTIN l, Owner at Millgate House Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

What a very encouraging review.... and from an N G S garden owner too! We like to think that one contributing factor to Millgate House being outstanding is the added bonus of the garden which guests can take full advantage of whilst staying. It is...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Even if you're not interested in gardening you should see this amazing oasis in the behind a townhouse in the middle of Richmond. It won A best guarded in Britain award a few years ago and you will see why. The garden is brilliant and...More

Thank DavidinEssex
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed at the Millgate House for a few nights and explored the garden one morning. Wonderful English Gardens with alcoves to sit and contemplate. You can see the work on this garden, when you look over the fence at the others. Appreciate the English...More

Thank StellaHobo
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Kathryn A
Hallo, I would like to know about what is the best way to get from London to Richmond by public transport? Thankyou. Kathryn Allan
22 May 2015|
Response from AUSTIN l | Property representative |
Train Kings X to Darlington then bus or taxi to Richmond Regards MGH