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Golden Acre Park

Golden Acre Park


A beautiful park set in 179 acres of mature woodland with gardens surrounding an attractive lake. Home to many varieties of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants as well as a host of native animals and wildfowl.

Over recent years the gardens have seen much transformation. Existing features have been upgraded, beds and borders re-organised and new features added. Features include Limestone and Sandstone Rock Gardens, Bog and Late Season borders and Courtyard.

The Display House has recently been transformed into a planted rocky outcrop and a scree bed depicting a dry temperature region typical of the Mediterranean region.

In the heart of the park is the Demonstration Garden. This garden follows the horticultural trends and fashions and provides visitors with inspiration and ideas for their own gardens. Themes range from Tropical, Cottage Formal styles to a Pottage and Container Garden. The Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Societies also exhibit within the garden. Nothing is permanent in here, every year the gardeners try to add something new.

Adjacent to the park is Breary Marsh Local Nature Reserve, a haven for wildlife and important conservation site.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details


Free entry

Also at this Venue



Parks and Countryside Head Office


Otley Road,
LS16 8BQ



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Map reference: SE 270398  Lat: 53.85374 Long: -1.59101

By Car:

Take the A660 out of Leeds towards Skipton. Having come out of Adel, you will pass the Mercure Hotel on the right. The entrance to the park is 400 yards further on, on the left.

By Bus:

The X84 from Leeds bus station to Otley/Skipton stops outside the park in both directions

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Horsforth station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired