The Yorkshire Arboretum has been awarded a development phase grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable the preparation of a second round bid for a grant to fund our development on accessibility and interpretation. The project, entitled ’If Trees Could Talk’ is aimed at making the arboretum more accessible to the public, providing high quality interpretation and enhancing our ability to engage with, educate and provide interesting and exciting activities to a wider range of visitors. Our objective is to share more widely the diverse heritage of our collection, the historical landscape and its natural biodiversity, and the work we do to develop it with a growing audience of all ages.

The Main aim of the Heritage project is to create a fundamentally new visitor experience. Our consultations to date demonstrate that the scope of this project will create something that people will want to explore time and again, with friends and family. By combining that with engagement activity across communities and a targeted marketing campaign, we will greatly expand and extend our audiences and visitors.

The Yorkshire Arboretum wishes to appoint a consultant to support the delivery of the heritage project’s development phase. The consultant will develop new interpretation, learning and participation proposals, and devise and test further plans and activities which will achieve the heritage and project’s engagement, learning and participation outcomes.

For the full brief and proposal details please click here: If Trees Could Talk Brief