Welcome To Ripon Walled Garden



It's more than a garden nursery!

We stock: Locally made apple juice from our own apples, fruit, veg, veg packs, plants, seasonal gifts, cards and more. [Read More]



Day care placements, work experience and other opportunities exist for people to benefit from purpose, satisfaction and learning through joining the Walled Garden. [Click Here]



Garden maintenance, skilled gardening, tree knowledge, garden joinery and woodworking. Find out more about what we have to offer. [Click Here]



Why not combine the outdoors and gardening with social action and community support for others? With a structure of support and training, volunteering with the Walled Garden reaps many rewards. [Click-Here]

 We welcome offers of as much or as little time as you can give.

Hello & Welcome!

Ripon Walled Garden

Previously part of the Bishop's Palace Garden, Ripon Walled Garden is of historic interest and has a unique charm.

Part of Ripon Community Link, the Walled Garden promotes community participation for all recognising the benefits for all. Enabling those disadvantaged in our society to achieve their goals, through choice, pursuing interests, learning, healthy living and making a positive contribution, Ripon Walled Garden provides a range of activities for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems.




Our partnership with the local probation service commenced in 2010 and provides work placements at the Walled Garden for offenders as part of a restorative justice programme. 

We also support young people who are working with North Yorkshire's Youth Justice Service enabling them to work in their local community on reparation.

The range of social enterprises on offer at the Walled Garden supports skill development, raises confidence and self-esteem, employability and increased integration in the local community.

We also work with North Yorkshire Rotters who have a display area demonstrating composting methods and have also participated in Love Food, Hate Waste food recycling events. 

Our social enterprises also provide work experience opportunities for local students from the following educational providers:

  • Cambian Spring Hill School
  • Ripon Grammar School
  • Craven College and Evolve
  • King James's School, Knaresborough
  • St. John Fishers School, Harrogate
  • Springwater School
  • Plus many other local primary and secondary schools