Photography Workshop
Apr
28
8:45 AM08:45

Photography Workshop

A half-day workshop taking photographs and receiving advice and support from a qualified teacher from Ryedale Garden Photography who has many years experience.

The workshop is for a small number of people and is ideal for beginner photographers or for those who are new to digital photography. You will cover a range of topics such as composition, exposure, focus, camera settings, aperture and shutter speed. This is a great way to explore the arboretum, spending the morning with like-minded people and picking up advice on how to take better photographs.

Cost: £50 per person

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Guided Walk
May
3
1:30 PM13:30

Guided Walk

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

(Normal admission applies)

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Plant biosecurity and tree health: identifying new threats and protecting our plants and trees [Talk]
May
10
7:15 PM19:15

Plant biosecurity and tree health: identifying new threats and protecting our plants and trees [Talk]

As Chief Plant Health Officer for Defra, Professor Nicola Spence is uniquely well-placed to tell us about the ever-growing threats to our plants from pests and diseases. Be prepared to be terrified!

Complimentary tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Free but donations welcome. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Joseph Banks' Florilegium; botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage [Talk]
Jun
14
7:15 PM19:15

Joseph Banks' Florilegium; botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage [Talk]

One of the world's foremost botanists, former Keeper of the Kew Herbarium and Director of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Professor David Mabberley celebrates the participants in Captain Cook's voyage 250 years ago and the great artwork that resulted.

Tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Tickets £5 per person. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Artist

,Meet our Artist in Residence, Justine Warner, who will be in the Visitor Centre with her sewing machine today, preparing work for her show in October and chatting with visitors about her work which is predominantly using textiles and fibres,

A drop-in event.

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Gardening in the Emeral City [Talk]
Sep
12
7:15 PM19:15

Gardening in the Emeral City [Talk]

Riz Reyes is a young Filipino-American, making a name for himself in horticulture there. This will be his first UK talk, covering the exciting garden scene in his home city of Seattle.

Complimentary tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Free but donations welcome. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Urban trees of tomorrow – which are they and how to find them? [Talk]
Oct
11
7:15 PM19:15

Urban trees of tomorrow – which are they and how to find them? [Talk]

The benefits of urban trees are well known - but which species are most suitable? Henrik Sjöman , from  Gothenburg Botanic Garden, Sweden, discusses how he is looking for the best to create a diverse and resilient urban forest.

Complimentary tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Free but donations welcome. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Botanical art - plant illustration over six centuries [Talk]
Nov
8
7:15 PM19:15

Botanical art - plant illustration over six centuries [Talk]

Combined with a unique display of artworks from the 16th-21st centuries, our Director John Grimshaw shows how botanical art and reproduction methods have evolved over time.

Complimentary tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Free but donations welcome. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Guided Walk
Apr
19
1:30 PM13:30

Guided Walk

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

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Meetings with Trees - What's in a Name?
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Meetings with Trees - What's in a Name?

Each of this series of Sunday morning walks explores a particular aspect of the life of trees, with the topic being illustrated using specimens in the arboretum’s collection.
The tours are all different and you are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like.

This first walk looks at what we can learn from the name of a tree:

The full name of a tree includes its family name. Trees which appear very different can, in fact, be closely related and, by looking in more detail, we will see how family resemblances show up in surprising and interesting ways.

Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to set off at 11am.

Normal admission applies.

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Poetry Walk
Apr
15
10:30 AM10:30

Poetry Walk

Join place-writing poet Bernie Cullen for a walk around the arboretum stopping at some of the locations that have inspired her writing. Bernie will read some of the poems, including the prize-winning 'Birdsong' that she wrote as part of her residency here. 

Cost: £2 per person in addition to normal admission.

Booking required please.

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Alpine Flowers of Northern Greece [Talk]
Apr
12
7:15 PM19:15

Alpine Flowers of Northern Greece [Talk]

A botanist, ecologist and gardener from Hexham, Professor John Richards knows the Greek flora intimately, and will take us to see many wonderful plants in beautiful places.

Complimentary tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Free but donations welcome. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Guided Walk
Apr
12
1:30 PM13:30

Guided Walk

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

(Normal admission applies)

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Apr
11
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Artist

,Meet our Artist in Residence, Justine Warner, who will be in the Visitor Centre with her sewing machine today, preparing work for her show in October and chatting with visitors about her work which is predominantly using textiles and fibres,

A drop-in event.

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Open Garden - Friars Hill
Apr
8
1:30 PM13:30

Open Garden - Friars Hill

Win and James Baldwin’s 1.75 acre garden is packed with spring interest, including hellebores, narcissi , fritillaries, trilliums, early paeonies, and other early gems.

Location: Sinnington YO62 6SL
Parking: on road or village green with short walk to Friars Hill
 Partly accessible; refreshments; dogs on leads; plant sales

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2018 £20

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5

Purchase your tickets at the Visitor Centre or at any participating garden.

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Guided Walk
Apr
5
1:30 PM13:30

Guided Walk

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

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Arboretum Explorers' Club - Beast Day!
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Beast Day!

Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including a minibeast hunt, decomposition activities, art, outdoor music and crafts. No adults allowed! Please bring a packed lunch, wellies and appropriate clothing.

£15, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 548598 or email us.

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Easter Trails
Mar
24
to Apr 15

Easter Trails

Follow the fun Easter trail and each clue will lead you closer to your sticker. Alternatively ask for  a collecting strip and see what you can find on your own adventure.  The Easter bunny & his friends have lost their tails! Can you find them? Find all the tails hidden amongst the trees & plants, complete the puzzle, then claim your sticker prize!

A free, drop-in event

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Graveyard Gardening [Talk]
Mar
8
7:15 PM19:15

Graveyard Gardening [Talk]

Roger Brooks is a very pragmatic practical gardener with a great blog: nodiggardener.co.uk  In this talk he tells us about gardening for wildlife in two East Yorkshire graveyards.

Complimentary tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Free but donations welcome. 

Booking required please. Please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Stargazing Evening
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Stargazing Evening

As part of the Dark Skies Festival join us to explore the wonders of the night sky, including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, under the expert guidance of members of the York Astronomical Society. 

If the skies are not visible because of bad weather, we'll head into the Visitor Centre for an entertaining illustrated talk about what is up there above the clouds!  

Adults £4, children (5-16) £2

Wrap up warm and bring a torch along with you. Refreshments will be available. Booking essential.

Please note that this event is now FULLY BOOKED. However, if it is a clear evening so that we can be outside, you may be able to pay on the door.

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Winter Welly Walk
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Welly Walk

A Yorkshire Arboretum fundraising institution run entirely by our wonderful volunteers. Make the most of the festive season and enjoy a walk in the fresh air and glorious surroundings of the arboretum. Return to the Visitor Centre for hot and cold drinks, home-made treats and plenty of festive cheer, all included in the price! 

Adults £7, 11-16s £4.50, 5-10s £2.50, Under 5s free. 

Booking not essential, but preferred please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Winter Welly Walk
Dec
26
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Welly Walk

A Yorkshire Arboretum fundraising institution run entirely by our wonderful volunteers. Make the most of the festive season and enjoy a walk in the fresh air and glorious surroundings of the arboretum. Return to the Visitor Centre for hot and cold drinks, home-made treats and plenty of festive cheer, all included in the price! 

Adults £7, 11-16s £4.50, 5-10s £2.50, Under 5s free. 

Booking not essential, but preferred please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Willow Wreath Workshop
Nov
28
9:30 AM09:30

Willow Wreath Workshop

Make a luxury, rustic willow wreath for your home from natural, locally sourced materials. Show off your creativity and get into the Christmas spirit. All materials provided. Sessions run 9.30-12pm or 1-3.30pm. Please select session time when booking.

£30 per person

Please note that these workshops will be held at Welburn Village Hall (YO60 7EG)

Booking required. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Nov
2
1:30 PM13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

(Normal admission applies)

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Ray Wood Autumn Tour
Oct
31
10:30 AM10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Join our Members’ tour of this glorious garden to view the autumn colours. 

Join your guide in the Castle Howard Courtyard by 10:20am please.

Free. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Guided Walk
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Guided Walk

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

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Ray Wood Autumn Tour
Oct
29
10:30 AM10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Join our Members’ tour of this glorious garden to view the autumn colours. Please join your guide in the Castle Howard Courtyard 10 minutes before your tour time.

Free

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

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Fungi Foray
Oct
24
1:30 PM13:30

Fungi Foray

Join in the hunt for fungi around the arboretum. See what you can find and have your specimens identified by our expert, Malcolm Greaves. Will it be colourful, will it be unusual, who can tell? 

Adult £7.50, Child (5-16) £5

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
19
1:30 PM13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

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Moth Night
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Moth Night

Wrap up warmly, bring a torch and join our experts to set some traps. We'll also be inspecting the fascinating catch from the traps we set last night. This event is to celebrate UK Moth Night 2017 which takes place between 12th and 14th October. To find out more and to see some of the species that we might find take a look at www.mothnight.info

Soup and hot drinks available.

Adult £4, Child (5-16) £2

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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 ‘When will it Flower? Phenology in a Changing Climate’ [Talk]
Oct
12
7:15 PM19:15

‘When will it Flower? Phenology in a Changing Climate’ [Talk]

Our Chair of Trustees, Prof. Alastair Fitter, talks on  ‘When will it Flower? Phenology in a Changing Climate’

Please note: this is a change to the previously published talk.

Complimentary tea and coffee from 7:15. Talk starts at 7:30pm. 

Free but donations welcome. 

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
12
1:30 PM13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

Let our friendly guides show you around the arboretum and explain the stories of the trees. Where do they come from, what are they used for, what's so special about them? 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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

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Stargazing Evening
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Stargazing Evening

Explore the wonders of the night sky, including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies under the guidance of the York Astronomical Society experts. If the weather is poor we’ll move
indoors for a fascinating presentation about what is above the clouds.

Refreshments available.

Adult £4, Child (5-16) £2.

Booking required please. Please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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