Northallerton Secret Garden

Place of worship in North Yorkshire - England

This peaceful green haven is tucked behind the busy high street.

Contact details

Name: Alexa Barber


Telephone: 01423 360786


Two long burgage plots provide a safe space where both people and nature can thrive. Supported by Zion United Reformed Church, volunteers nurture a variety of habitats for wildlife and areas for humans to play, explore or just sit; watch, listen and simply be.

A concrete path provides level access to a patio and allows views of our sustainably grown fruit and veg, flowerbeds and shrub borders, plant stall, pond and wildflower meadow. A winding woodchip path and stepping stone routes encourage discovery of hidden gems including a campfire, mud kitchen, composting area, air raid shelter and wildlife ponds.

Sharing is at the core of what we do; we share our produce with the local food bank and volunteers, we give our time, skills and space to help others discover the natural world and their own innate worth.

Visitor information

For volunteering and other activities in the Secret Garden contact Liz Styan 07902348850, or
Gardening sessions are held on Mondays and Tuesdays 2pm-4pm

Opening times

Monday and Thursday during the summer 10am-12noon


Zion United Reformed Church, 178 High Street, Northallerton.

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Enter off the High Street through archway between Ramsden’s Jewellers and Kitson’s Butchers. As you walk past Zion URC, the garden is on the left-hand side.