Nestled snuggly behind the charming frontage of the Black Swan lies the hotels beautiful walled gardens. These tranquil gardens are the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to relax and enjoy the finer things in life – a glass of wine or maybe afternoon tea. What better way to spend an afternoon?

Our gardens retain a country cottage feel to them and are well maintained. Lunch and afternoon tea is served in the gardens throughout the year, weather depending. Surprisingly The Black Swan is the only place in Helmsley to offer an outdoor dining experience making it a very sought after location.

From time to time however, our gardens are privately reserved by wedding parties for drinks receptions and photos. If you are specifically looking to dine in the gardens, especially on a weekend, we do suggest checking with reception first to make sure that these haven’t been reserved.

Black Swan Moments

We second all sentiments & we liked our room overlooking the garden.

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