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August

DateAugust

Date of Event: Tuesday 04.08.15
Title of Event: Willow Sculpture - Chickens

Description: Learn to weave a willow chicken under frame with a random weave using buff willow and 3D techniques in the glorious surroundings of the arboretum and take home your finished piece to show it off to family and friends.

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Tuesday 4th August

Willow Sculpture - Chickens

Learn to weave a willow chicken under frame with a random weave using buff willow and 3D techniques in the glorious surroundings of the arboretum and take home your finished piece to show it off to family and friends. All materials and light refreshments included. Please bring sharp secateurs.

Time: 10.30 - 16.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adults £50.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Wednesday 05.08.15
Title of Event: Members' coffee morning

Description: Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - John Grimshaw - Director.

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Wednesday 5th August

Members' coffee morning

Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - John Grimshaw - Director.

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free for members

Booking Details: No booking required. Just purchase your coffee and meet in the café shortly before the start time.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Wednesday 05.08.15
Title of Event: Discovery Day

Description: Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are pond-dipping and a minibeast hunt.

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Wednesday 5th August

Discovery Day

Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are pond-dipping and a minibeast hunt.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30, 11.30 - 12.30, 12.30 - 13.30, 13.30 - 14.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £6.00 Child £3.50 Family £15.00

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Thursday 06.08.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 6th August

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Sunday 09.08.15
Title of Event: Ferrous Forest

An introduction day to bushcraft and blacksmithing. Take part in two half day sessions that will showcase the best in these fascinating traditional practices. For adults and children aged ten and upwards.

 

 

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Monday 9th August

Ferrous Forest

An introduction day to bushcraft and blacksmithing. Take part in two half day sessions that will showcase the best in these fascinating traditional practices. For adults and children aged ten and upwards.

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: £60.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Monday 10.08.15
Title of Event: Explorers' Club

Description: Intrepid explorers aged 6-11 can spend the day exploring the arboretum and enjoying nature-based activities. No adults allowed! Lunch included. Activities include making a story stick, meet a tree, story trail, colour collection, crafts, design a tree and poetry.

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Monday 10th August

Explorers' Club

Intrepid explorers aged 6-11 can spend the day exploring the arboretum and enjoying nature-based activities. No adults allowed! Lunch included. Activities include making a story stick, meet a tree, story trail, colour collection, crafts, design a tree and poetry.

Time: 10.00 -15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: £15.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Tuesday 11.08.15
Title of Event: Arboretum Walk

Description: Our Director John Grimshaw leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore & learn about the arboretum's wildflowers & meadows.

 

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Tuesday 11th August

Wildflower Walk

Our Director John Grimshaw leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore & learn about the arboretum's wildflowers & meadows.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £3.00 Child £2.00

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Wednesday 12.08.15
Title of Event: Discovery Day

Description: Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are a minibeast hunt and outdoor music.

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Wednesday 12th August

Discovery Day

Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are a minibeast hunt and outdoor music.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30, 11.30 - 12.30, 12.30 - 13.30, 13.30 - 14.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £6.00 Child £3.50 Family £15.00

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Thursday 13.08.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 13th August

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Sunday 16.08.14
Title of Event: Small Mammal Survey

Description: A great opportunity for all to discover more about the mammals that can be found in the arboretum. Starting at 9am, the session will be led by Yorkshire Mammal Group who will open the traps left overnight, and discuss what creatures emerge!

 

 

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Sunday 16th August

Small Mammal Survey

A great opportunity for all to discover more about the mammals that can be found in the arboretum. Starting at 9am, the session will be led by Yorkshire Mammal Group who will open the traps left overnight, and discuss what creatures emerge!

Time: 09.00 - 12.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £10.00 Child £5.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Wednesday 19.08.15
Title of Event: Discovery Day

Description: Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are pond-dipping and shelter-building.

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Wednesday 19th August

Discovery Day

Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are pond-dipping and shelter-building.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30, 11.30 - 12.30, 12.30 - 13.30, 13.30 - 14.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £6.00 Child £3.50 Family £15.00

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Thursday 20.08.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 20th August

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Sunday 23.08.15
Title of Event: Hawk Walk

Description: Enjoy a walk with a hawk following through the trees & flying to your gloved fist, & owls flying to you from perches. Learn about these fascinating birds & the work of a falconer.

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Sunday 23rd August

Hawk Walk

Enjoy a walk with a hawk following through the trees & flying to your gloved fist, & owls flying to you from perches. Learn about these fascinating birds & the work of a falconer.

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: £40.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Sunday 23.08.15
Title of Event: Solar Gazing

Description: Explore the wonders of sun under the expert guidance of the York Astronomical Society.

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Sunday 23rd August

Solar Gazing

Explore the wonders of sun under the expert guidance of the York Astronomical Society.

Time: 12.00 - 15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: No need to book for this event

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Monday 24.08.15
Title of Event: Explorers' Club

Description: Intrepid explorers aged 6-11 can spend the day exploring the arboretum and enjoying nature-based activities. No adults allowed! Lunch included. Activities include orienteering, shelter building, crafts, owl pellet dissection, certificate making.

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Monday 24th August

Explorers' Club

Intrepid explorers aged 6-11 can spend the day exploring the arboretum and enjoying nature-based activities. No adults allowed! Lunch included. Activities include orienteering, shelter building, crafts, owl pellet dissection, certificate making.

Time: 10.00 -15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: £15.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Wednesday 26.08.15
Title of Event: Discovery Day

Description: Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are a minibeast hunt and orienteering.

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Wednesday 26th August

Discovery Day

Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting at half past the hour from 10:30 – 2:30 inclusive. This week’s activities are a minibeast hunt and orienteering.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30, 11.30 - 12.30, 12.30 - 13.30, 13.30 - 14.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £6.00 Child £3.50 Family £15.00

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Thursday 27.08.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 27th August

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateAugust

Date of Event: Saturday 29.08.15
Title of Event: Creatures of the Night

Description: Join us at the arboretum as we celebrate the creatures of the night with a bat-walk and then a moth-trapping event. Our experts will guide you on an after-hours walk around the arboretum to see what magical nocturnal creatures are out there!

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Saturday 29th August

Creatures of the Night

Join us at the arboretum as we celebrate the creatures of the night with a bat-walk and then a moth-trapping event. Our experts will guide you on an after-hours walk around the arboretum to see what magical nocturnal creatures are out there!

Time: 19.30 - 22.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £10.00 Child £5.00 Family (2+2) £25.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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September

DateSeptember

Date of Event: Wednesday 02.09.15
Title of Event: Members' coffee morning

Description: Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - Nicola Hall - Plant Records.

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Wednesday 2nd September

Members' coffee morning

Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - Nicola Hall - Plant Records.

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free for members

Booking Details: No booking required. Just purchase your coffee and meet in the café shortly before the start time.

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Thursday 03.09.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 3rd September

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Saturday 05.09.15
Title of Event: Stargazing Evening

Description: Explore the wonders of the night sky, including star clusters, nebulae & galaxies, under the guidance of the York Astronomical Society. Soup & sandwich supper included.

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Saturday 5th September

Stargazing Evening

Explore the wonders of the night sky, including star clusters, nebulae & galaxies, under the guidance of the York Astronomical Society. Soup & sandwich supper included.

Time: 19.30 - 22.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £12.50 Child £7.50 Family (2+2) £35.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Tuesday 08.09.15
Title of Event: Arboretum Walk

Description: Alastair Fitter, Chair of the Trustees, leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore and learn about the arboretum's trees and plants in this season.

 

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Tuesday 8th September

Wildflower Walk

Alastair Fitter, Chair of the Trustees, leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore and learn about the arboretum's trees and plants in this season.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £3.00 Child £2.00

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Thursday 10.09.15
Title of Event: Gardens and Gardening Group

Description: Simon Crawford, Commercial Horticulture and the Plant Breeders Dilemma, an overview of plant-breeding for the commercial grower versus the garden. Simon has vast experience in the forgotten side of gardening – commercial production – and now works for Burpee Europe in Driffield.

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Thursday 10th September

Gardens and Gardening Group

Simon Crawford, Commercial Horticulture and the Plant Breeders Dilemma, an overview of plant-breeding for the commercial grower versus the garden. Simon has vast experience in the forgotten side of gardening – commercial production – and now works for Burpee Europe in Driffield.

Time: 19.30 - 21.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £3.50 Child £2.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Thursday 10.09.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 10th September

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Thursday 17.09.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 17th September

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Thursday 24.09.15
Title of Event: Silk Painting

Description: Learn about silk & its history, & how to prepare for & paint a silk picture. Create your own window roundel, suncatcher or small picture under the guidance of your tutor & take home your silk masterpiece to show family & friends. Tuition, materials, light refreshments & buffet lunch included.

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Thursday 24th September

Silk Painting

Learn about silk & its history, & how to prepare for & paint a silk picture. Create your own window roundel, suncatcher or small picture under the guidance of your tutor & take home your silk masterpiece to show family & friends. Tuition, materials, light refreshments & buffet lunch included.

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: £50.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateSeptember

Date of Event: Thursday 24.09.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 24th September

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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October

DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 01.10.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 1st October

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Wednesday 07.10.15
Title of Event: Members' coffee morning

Description: Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - Kathryn Hardaker - Education Officer.

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Wednesday 7th October

Members' coffee morning

Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - Kathryn Hardaker - Education Officer.

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free for members

Booking Details: No booking required. Just purchase your coffee and meet in the café shortly before the start time.

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 08.10.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 8th October

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 08.10.15
Title of Event: Gardens and Gardening Group

Description: We commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Guizhou Expedition 1985 with a talk by John Grimshaw, Director, including excerpts from Jim Russell’s account of the trip.

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Thursday 8th October

Gardens and Gardening Group

We commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Guizhou Expedition 1985 with a talk by John Grimshaw, Director, including excerpts from Jim Russell’s account of the trip.

Time: 19.30 - 21.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £3.50 Child £2.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Friday 09.10.15
Title of Event: Life Members' Afternoon

Description: Life Members are cordially invited to join the Chair of Trustees and the Director for a walk in the arboretum followed by tea.

 

 

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Friday 9th October

Life Members' Day

Life Members are cordially invited to join the Chair of Trustees and the Director for a walk in the arboretum followed by tea.

Time: tbc

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free to members

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Wednesday 07.10.15
Title of Event: Simon Roy Photography Exhibition Preview Evening

Description: Members and friends of the arboretum are invited to an exclusive preview of an exhibition by acclaimed wildlife photographer Simon Roy. The exhibition runs from 8 to 24 October.

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Wednesday 7th October

Simon Roy Photography Exhibition Preview Evening

Members and friends of the arboretum are invited to an exclusive preview of an exhibition by acclaimed wildlife photographer Simon Roy. The exhibition runs from 8 to 24 October.

Time: 17.00 - 20.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free for members

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 8.10.15
Title of Event: Simon Roy Photography Exhibition

Description: An exclusive exhibition by acclaimed wildlife photographer Simon Roy. The exhibition runs from 10 to 24 October.

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Thursday 8th October

Simon Roy Photography Exhibition

An exclusive exhibition by acclaimed wildlife photographer Simon Roy. The exhibition runs from 10 to 24 October.

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: No need to book

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Saturday 10.10.15
Title of Event: Fungi Foray

Description: Learn how to identify common, & not so common, species of fungi & take a guided walk into the arboretum to see what you can find.

 

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Saturday 10th October

Fungi Foray

Learn how to identify common, & not so common, species of fungi & take a guided walk into the arboretum to see what you can find.

Time: 14.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £7.50 Child £5.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Sunday 11.10.15
Title of Event: Hawk Walk

Description: Enjoy a walk with a hawk following through the trees & flying to your gloved fist, & owls flying to you from perches. Learn about these fascinating birds & the work of a falconer.

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Sunday 11th October

Hawk Walk

Enjoy a walk with a hawk following through the trees & flying to your gloved fist, & owls flying to you from perches. Learn about these fascinating birds & the work of a falconer.

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: £40.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Tuesday 13.10.15
Title of Event: Arboretum Walk

Description: Our Director John Grimshaw leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore & learn about the arboretum's wildflowers & meadows.

 

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Tuesday 13th October

Wildflower Walk

Our Director John Grimshaw leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore & learn about the arboretum's wildflowers & meadows.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £3.00 Child £2.00

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Wednesday 14.10.15 - Thursday 15.10.15
Title of Event: Autumn Garden Visit

Description: Details and prices to follow.

 

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Wednesday 14th October

Autumn Garden Visit

Details and prices to follow.

Time: TBC

Where: TBC

Cost: TBC

Booking Details: TBC

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 15.10.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 15th October

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Saturday 17.10.15
Title of Event: Dead Hedging Workshop

Description: Learn about the wonderful art of dead hedging as our experts instruct you in a fun and interactive workshop where you’ll learn about the history and benefits of dead hedging and then have a go yourself!

 

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Saturday 17th October

Dead Hedging Workshop

Learn about the wonderful art of dead hedging as our experts instruct you in a fun and interactive workshop where you’ll learn about the history and benefits of dead hedging and then have a go yourself!

Time: 10.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adults £10.00 Child £5.00 Family £25.00

Booking Details:Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Sunday 18.10.15
Title of Event: Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

Description: An opportunity for Castle Howard's Annual Pass holders to visit the Yorkshire Arboretum without charge


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Sunday 18th October

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

An opportunity for Castle Howard's Annual Pass holders to visit the Yorkshire Arboretum without charge 

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: No booking required

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Wednesday 21.10.15
Title of Event: Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

Description: An opportunity for Castle Howard's Annual Pass holders to visit the Yorkshire Arboretum without charge


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Wednesday 21st October

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

An opportunity for Castle Howard's Annual Pass holders to visit the Yorkshire Arboretum without charge 

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: No booking required

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 22.10.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 22nd October

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Sunday 25.10.15
Title of Event: Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Description: Ray Wood is an exquisite woodland garden designed and planted by James Russell, the architect of the Yorkshire Arboretum, with trees and shrubs hailing from places as diverse as Argentina, China, India and Japan. Join this exclusive members' tour to explore this outstanding garden in the company of an expert guide.

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Sunday 25th October

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Ray Wood is an exquisite woodland garden designed and planted by James Russell, the architect of the Yorkshire Arboretum, with trees and shrubs hailing from places as diverse as Argentina, China, India and Japan. Join this exclusive members' tour to explore this outstanding garden in the company of an expert guide.

Time: 10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free to members

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Tuesday 27.10.15
Title of Event: Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Description: Ray Wood is an exquisite woodland garden designed and planted by James Russell, the architect of the Yorkshire Arboretum, with trees and shrubs hailing from places as diverse as Argentina, China, India and Japan. Join this exclusive members' tour to explore this outstanding garden in the company of an expert guide.

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Tuesday 27th October

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Ray Wood is an exquisite woodland garden designed and planted by James Russell, the architect of the Yorkshire Arboretum, with trees and shrubs hailing from places as diverse as Argentina, China, India and Japan. Join this exclusive members' tour to explore this outstanding garden in the company of an expert guide.

Time: 10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 16.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free to members

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Wednesday 28.10.15
Title of Event: Junior Rangers

Description: A fun-packed day for accompanied children aged 5-11, with seasonal indoor and outdoor activities and crafts e.g. pond dipping, minibeast hunts, leaf printing and mask making.

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Wednesday 28th October

Junior Rangers

A fun-packed day for accompanied children aged 5-11, with seasonal indoor and outdoor activities and crafts e.g. pond dipping, minibeast hunts, leaf printing and mask making.

Time: 10.00 - 15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Child £7.50

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 29.10.15
Title of Event: Free Weekly Drop-in tour

Description: Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.

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Thursday 29th October

Free Weekly drop-in tour

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures. Tours last 1- 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in & join in.  

Time: 13.30 - 15.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free

Booking Details: There's no need to book for this event. Just meet at the Visitor Centre shortly before the start time and join in.

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DateOctober

Date of Event: Thursday 29.10.15
Title of Event: Fungi Foray

Description: Learn how to identify common, & not so common, species of fungi & take a guided walk into the arboretum to see what you can find.

 

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Thursday 29th October

Fungi Foray

Learn how to identify common, & not so common, species of fungi & take a guided walk into the arboretum to see what you can find.

Time: 13.00 - 15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £7.50 Child £5.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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November

DateNovember

Date of Event: Wednesday 04.11.15
Title of Event: Members' coffee morning

Description: Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - Neil Batty - Operations.

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Wednesday 4th November

Members' coffee morning

Each month Members are invited to join one of our staff team for a coffee & informal discussion, including a short walk to see the projects they’re working on. We start promptly at 11.00, so purchase your coffee in good time! This month - Neil Batty - Operations.

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Free for members

Booking Details: No booking required. Just purchase your coffee and meet in the café shortly before the start time.

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DateNovember

Date of Event: Tuesday 10.11.15
Title of Event: Arboretum Walk

Description: Our Director John Grimshaw leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore & learn about the arboretum's wildflowers & meadows.

 

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Tuesday 10th November

Wildflower Walk

Our Director John Grimshaw leads a walk into the arboretum. Join him to explore & learn about the arboretum's wildflowers & meadows.

Time: 10.30 - 11.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £3.00 Child £2.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateNovember

Date of Event: Thursday 12.11.15
Title of Event: Gardens and Gardening Group

Description: Alastair Fitter, our Chair of Trustees, will speak on Friendly Fungi – the essential connections between fungus and roots that support our trees and many other plants.

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Thursday 12th November

Gardens and Gardening Group

Alastair Fitter, our Chair of Trustees, will speak on Friendly Fungi – the essential connections between fungus and roots that support our trees and many other plants.

Time: 19.30 - 21.30

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £3.50 Child £2.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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DateNovember

Date of Event: Friday 20.11.15
Title of Event: Christmas Wreath Workshop

Description: Create a natural willow wreath using colourful seasonal materials. Using brown willow you will weave a base, which we will then learn to decorate using natural materials. Please bring cuttings to decorate your wreath with and sharp secateurs.

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Friday 20th November

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Create a natural willow wreath using colourful seasonal materials. Using brown willow you will weave a base, which we will then learn to decorate using natural materials. Please bring cuttings to decorate your wreath with and sharp secateurs.

Time: 10.30 - 12.30 and 13.00 - 15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult £35.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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December

DateDecember

Date of Event: Saturday 26.12.15
Title of Event: Winter Welly Walk

Description: Enjoy a walk around the grounds of the Yorkshire Arboretum with family & friends in the fresh air & return to hot & cold drinks, home-made treats & plenty of festive cheer!

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Saturday 26th December

Winter Welly Walk

Enjoy a walk around the grounds of the Yorkshire Arboretum with family & friends in the fresh air & return to hot & cold drinks, home-made treats & plenty of festive cheer!

Time: 10.30 - 15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult 7.00 Child £5.00 Family (2+2) £20.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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January

DateJanuary

Date of Event: Friday 01.01.16
Title of Event: Winter Welly Walk

Description: Enjoy a walk around the grounds of the Yorkshire Arboretum with family & friends in the fresh air & return to hot & cold drinks, home-made treats & plenty of festive cheer!

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Friday 1st January

Winter Welly Walk

Enjoy a walk around the grounds of the Yorkshire Arboretum with family & friends in the fresh air & return to hot & cold drinks, home-made treats & plenty of festive cheer!

Time: 10.30 - 15.00

Where: Visitor centre

Cost: Adult 7.00 Child £5.00 Family (2+2) £20.00

Booking Details: Please book in person at the Visitor Centre, by calling 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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