The Yorkshire Arboretum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project ‘If Trees Could Talk’ . The project aims to tell the story of the arboretum’s trees, its historic site and rich natural biodiversity to a wide audience. Thanks to National Lottery players, development funding of £44,400 has been awarded to help the Yorkshire Arboretum progress plans to apply for a full grant at a later date. Read More
We urgently need two volunteers to join our operations team working from 8.30am to 3.30pm on Tuesdays. Read More
With your help we plan to remove the encroaching vegetation to restore the broad expanse of water. We’ll also install a hard path, allowing visitors of all abilities to access the area throughout the year, and build new pond-dipping platforms and a bird-watching hide to overlook the water and wetlands of Atkinson’s Bog. Read More
Do you have an eye for a good photo? Then why not enter our new photography competition which will be running all year? Read More
Once again a number of the Yorkshire Arboretum’s supporters have generously offered to open their gardens exclusively in aid of arboretum funds through the spring and summer. Read More
Over the winter we've taken the opportunity to refurbish the café. We've extended the serving area and will soon be getting new furniture...
Our Director, John Grimshaw, participated in the 2016 Gatsby Plant Science Summer School, part of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme at the University of Cambridge. Read More
We've been very lucky to have volunteers help us in many aspects of the arboretum's operations, not least with our online activities. Our very first website was set up almost a decade ago by Harry, and the most recent one was kindly developed by Phil just a few years ago.
But technology moves quickly... Read More