Himalayan Gardens & Sculpture Park

Visit the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park in the heart of North Yorkshire

Inspired by the Himalayas, the garden is home to one of the North’s largest collection of
rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias. The terrain undulates with steep paths in some
areas, meandering through 45 acres of woodlands, gardens, an arboretum, and alongside
tranquil lakes with a multitude of wildlife.

"Stunning place, tucked away in beautiful countryside. Gardens and arboretum are a joy to walk through, and then there's the vast amount of sculptures dotted all over. Tea room is also well worth a visit and all the staff were very friendly. A hidden gem." - 

There's so many things to see at the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park

Over 90 contemporary sculptures are dotted around the park, carefully chosen to enhance
the surrounding environment and with a woodland adventure playground it’s great for kids
to explore and hunt-out the Fairy Doors. New for 2024 the garden is hosting ‘Sculpture in the
Landscape’ an exhibition of new sculptures by artists from throughout the UK.

  • The Park: Covering 45 acres of beautiful woodland, gardens & an arboretum; enhanced by three lakes and a number of features for visitors to enjoy. The landscape comprises of beautiful valleys providing breathtaking views across the park - a great place to bring your dog.
  • Contemporary Sculptures: Discover 90 striking sculptures in the open-air gallery, with each sculpture being chosen and carefully positioned within the landscape to enhance the weather, light, vegetation and views in the surrounding area.
  • Pagoda: Originally built in Bali and recreated in Yorkshire using a specialist team from Bali, the Pagoda is a small hut with distinctive red legs and oriental features, complimented by its lakeside location overlooking the beautiful floating Magnolia sculpture.
  • Norse Hut: Inspired by The Hutts which is Nordic for 'Head of the Valley', the Viking Norse Hut was built by a local craftsman and his team using wood from the Himalayan Gardens. 
  • Arboretum: Covering 12 acres and filled with over 300 different trees including 52 varieties of Oak, 25 Limes, 20 Birches, 17 Acers and some unusuals such as Chitalpa and Desert Willow. There is also an Oak which is directly desceneded from King Alfred's oak at Blenheim Palace - which is over 1000 years old!
  • Himalayan Shelter: Reflecting the Kath Kuni architecture of Himachal Pradesh in North West India, the Shelter has been constructed in cedar wood at an elevation of 4000m!
  • Summerhouse: An early 20th century thatched wooden summerhouse with a plaque referencing Henry & Julius Caesar as the rustic house builders - and it's the perfect size for your little ones to explore!
  • The Tearoom: Swing by the Tearoom and grab a hot or cold drink! The menu includes hot and cold food options, platters, snacks and delicious sweet treats. 

"This was our first visit to these beautiful gardens and we were blown away by how amazing they were! It was like stepping into another world, full of interest, natural beauty, and creativity with all the statutes and other exhibits. The food in the cafe was absolutely delicious, everything we ate was a taste sensation... compliments to the chef, and to the friendly staff throughout the gardens!"

Book Himalayan Gardens & Sculpture Park tickets for one of the best family-friendly days out in Yorkshire!

Hutts Lane,
North Yorkshire HG4 3DA
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How to find us

Address: Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park, The Hutts, Grewelthorpe, Ripon, HG4 3DA

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  • Masham: 4 miles away, 10 minutes travel time
  • Ripon: 8 miles away, 20 minutes travel time
  • Harrogate: 17 miles away, 35 minute travel time
  • Leeds: 42 miles away, 60 minutes travel time
  • Toilets
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food and drink
  • Baby-changing facilities

Please note: The Tearoom, Information Centre, Buddha Garden, Plant Centre and Woodland Playground at the top of the park are wheelchair accessible. 

The topography of the grounds (with steps and steep paths in places) and natural gravel paths mean the main section of the garden is not currently wheelchair accessible. 

Yes, the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park are dog-friendly!

  • Dogs must be kept on short leads
  • Dogs must be well-behaved
  • Please be respectful of other visitors

Dogs are not permitted in the Tearoom, however there is plenty of outdoor seating to use.

No, the Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park is a cashless site. This is due to the lack of banking facilities in the area.

Please ensure you bring a card or are able to pay contactless. 

The Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park opening times are as follows:

  • 18th April 2024 - 3rd November 2024: Open
  • July - 3rd November: Open Wednesdays to Sundays, plus Bank Holiday Mondays
  • Times: 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm)