Spirit of the Garden

delight in the detail of your garden…

Individually sourced pieces for a special place


After 25 years running a successful knitwear business in partnership with my sister, which was built initially around County Agricultural Shows, equestrian and other events both national and international, we established shops in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, and later in St Andrews.

Following marriage and now with a young daughter, there followed 10 years of working for my husband’s third generation Fine Art Dealership, and running the small estate in East Sussex where it was predominantly based. Our time was divided between Sussex and Helmsley, where a gallery had been established in 1997. However, in 2010 we decided to move permanently to North Yorkshire and settled in beautiful Bilsdale just a few miles north of Helmsley.

Wondering what to do next, I had found it difficult to find interesting and unusual pieces for the garden with some sense of style and, moreover, affordable. I therefore set about searching for quirky and out of the ordinary as well as classical and timeless decorative garden items.

If you are looking to enhance anywhere from your garden or conservatory to your own special outdoor space, then please visit Spirit of the Garden next time you are in Helmsley where you may just find something to capture your imagination…

Audrey Stacy-Marks

wander outside

fairs and shows

shop details

14a Bridge Street
North Yorkshire
YO62 5DX

Opening hours

Monday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Thursday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Friday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Saturday 10.30 am – 4.30 pm


Hours may be subject to change so please telephone in advance if you are making a special journey.

Also please note that due to the restrictive size of my shop, not all items illustrated are on show there, but viewing can easily be arranged with due notice.


01439 771289

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