'The Yorkshire Hedgerow' Exhibition
Apr
12
May 1

'The Yorkshire Hedgerow' Exhibition

A brand new exhibition of paintings by botanical illustrator Bridget Gillespie. The paintings in The Yorkshire Hedgerow series have all been produced from plants found within a few miles of her home on the edge of the North York Moors. They span the changing colours and growth cycles in some of the most familiar yet unremarked features of our landscape.

Bridget Gillespie has been a Botanical Illustrator for over 23 years after taking a degree in Graphic Design. A request to paint a friend’s wedding bouquet led to botanical specialism. She has exhibited in Cambridge, Durham, Yorkshire and London. In 2002, 2008 and 2017 she was awarded Gold Medals by the RHS who purchased several pieces for their archive collection. Her most recent submission to the RHS also won Best in Show for the depiction of Beetroots.

Free

Weekly Drop in Tour
Apr
27
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop in Tour

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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)

Guided Walk
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Guided Walk

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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)

Weekly Drop-In Tour
May
4
1:30 pm13:30

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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

(normal admission applies)

Weekly Drop in Tour
May
11
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop in Tour

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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)

Gardens and Gardening Group
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

Gardens and Gardening Group

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

A Year in a Woodland Garden - a talk by Peter Williams

  Peter and Julie Williams' garden in East Yorkshire is magnificent (and open in our Gardens Scheme again this year). This talk gives an opportunity to see how it changes through the year.

Free but donations are welcome

(includes complimentary tea and coffee)

Members'  Morning
May
17
10:30 am10:30

Members' Morning

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Members are invited to join our director, John Grimshaw, over a cup of coffee for an informal get together followed by a walk around the arboretum under his expert guidance. You are guaranteed to discover something new no matter whether you have recently joined or have been a member for years!

A free event for members but booking required please

 

Weekly Drop-in Tour
May
18
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)

Members' Friends' Day
May
19
10:00 am10:00

Members' Friends' Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

An opportunity to invite a friend to share your enjoyment of the arboretum - free! One guest per member. Please present your membership card in the Visitor Centre to gain entry for your friend.

Free

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day
May
21
10:00 am10:00

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Castle Howard Annual Pass holders are invited to enjoy the Yorkshire Arboretum for free today. See the 120 acres of grounds with many unusual trees, enhanced by wildflower meadows and a large numbers of spring- and early summer-flowering bulbs.

Just present your Castle Howard Annual Pass at the Visitor Centre.

Members' Tour of Ray Wood
May
21
10:30 am10:30

Members' Tour of Ray Wood

  • Castle Howard

Join an exclusive Members' tour to explore this outstanding garden in the company of an expert guide.

Please meet your guide at the Castle Howard Courtyard ticket office 10 minutes before your tour departure time.

Free but booking required.

Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day
May
23
10:00 am10:00

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Castle Howard Annual Pass holders are invited to enjoy the Yorkshire Arboretum for free today. See the 120 acres of grounds with many unusual trees, enhanced by wildflower meadows and a large numbers of spring- and early summer-flowering bulbs.

Just present your Castle Howard Pass at the Visitor Centre.

Members' Tour of Ray Wood
May
23
10:30 am10:30

Members' Tour of Ray Wood

Join an exclusive Members' tour to explore this outstanding garden in the company of an expert guide.

Please meet your guide at the Castle Howard Courtyard ticket office 10 minutes before your tour departure time.

Free but booking required.

Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Weekly Drop in Tour
May
25
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)

Junior Rangers
May
31
10:00 am10:00

Junior Rangers

A fun-packed day for accompanied children aged 5-11, with seasonal indoor & outdoor activities & crafts.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact the Howardian Hills AONB  on 08450 349495 or email here

£7.50 per child

Dawn Chorus Walk
Jun
3
5:00 am05:00

Dawn Chorus Walk

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

An early-morning walk with bird expert Andy Chapman to see, hear and learn more about the arboretum's songbirds. Then back to the Visitor Centre for bacon sandwiches and hot drinks!

Adult £10, Child £7.50

Booking essential. Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

National Garden Scheme Day
Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

National Garden Scheme Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

We are proud to support the National Garden Scheme. All ticket proceeds from today go to the NGS, supporting 9 UK charities including Macmillan, The Carers' Trust, Perennial and Parkinson's UK.

Gardens and Gardening Group
Jun
8
7:30 pm19:30

Gardens and Gardening Group

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

How Trees Work

Prof Roland Ennos, from the University of Hull will take us inside a tree and explain how these remarkable organisms are built and function.

Free but donations are welcome

Includes complimentary tea or coffee.

Dawn Chorus Walk
Jun
10
5:00 am05:00

Dawn Chorus Walk

An early-morning walk with bird expert Andy Chapman to see, hear and learn more about the arboretum's songbirds. Then back to the Visitor Centre for bacon sandwiches and hot drinks!

Adult £10, Child £7.50

Booking essential. Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.


Weekly Drop in Tour
Apr
20
3:00 pm15:00

Weekly Drop in Tour

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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)

Gardens and Gardening Group
Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

Gardens and Gardening Group

Harlow Carr: Past, Present and Future - A talk by Paul Cook

 As Curator of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate Paul Cook is very well placed to tell us all about the past, present of the garden including future exciting plans.

Free but donations to the arboretum are welcome

(includes complimentary tea and coffee)

Meet the Artist - Preview of 'The Yorkshire Hedgerow' Exhibition
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Artist - Preview of 'The Yorkshire Hedgerow' Exhibition

Members and friends are invited to a preview of the the arboretum's spring exhibition - 'The Yorkshire Hedgerow' by award-winning local artist Bridget Gillespie.

Bridget is right at the top of her game and her painting of beetroots was recently awarded Best Botanical Painting in Show at the RHS February Show.

Meet the artist over a glass of wine and nibbles.

Free but booking required for catering purposes please

Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Woofs in the Wood
Mar
26
11:00 am11:00

Woofs in the Wood

A sponsored/fun dog walk organised in conjunction with Ryedale Dog Rescue

The event is being held to raise funds for Ryedale Dog Rescue and the Arboretum and anyone is welcome to come along. There is also the option to raise sponsorship from friends and family. As well as two walks, there is a fun trail quiz, charity stalls and refreshments, available from the Arboretum Café.

A great opportunity to sample the beautiful scenery at the Yorkshire Arboretum and help two local charities.  Tickets and sponsor forms are available on the day and from:

·         Mason Pet Supplies, Norton

·         Café 46, Malton

·         Linton Pet Supplies, Malton

·         Eastgate Veterinary Practice, Pickering

·         Happy Paws Boarding, Knapton.

Further details can be found on the RDR Website, www.ryedaledogrescue.com

Tickets are £10 per dog (with a maximum of two adults and two children).  Additional dogs are £2 each, additional humans £6

Arboretum members are free of charge

Please note that all dogs must be on leads on this day.

 

Stargazing Evening
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Stargazing Evening

To mark Dark Skies Week 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 £3.50, children £2

Booking essential.

SOLD OUT

Please check back for more events soon

 

 

Winter Welly Walk
Jan
1
10:00 am10:00

Winter Welly Walk

Enjoy some fresh air in the Arboretum and then come inside for plenty of festive cheer along with mulled wine/hot drinks/fruit juice and as much home-baked cake as you like.

Adult £6, Child 11-16 £4, Child 5-10 £2. Under 5s Free

Winter Welly Walk
Dec
26
10:00 am10:00

Winter Welly Walk

Enjoy some fresh air in the Arboretum and then come inside for plenty of festive cheer along with mulled wine/hot drinks/fruit juice and as much home-baked cake as you like.

Adult £6, Child 11-16 £4, Child 5-10 £2. Under 5s Free

Junior Rangers
Dec
21
10:00 am10:00

Junior Rangers

Join us for our Christmas Holiday Junior Rangers session. Suitable for 4-11 year olds who are accompanied by an adult. We'll have a fun packed day with a range of inside and outside activities. For more information or to book your place (essential) please contact liz.bassindale@northyorks.gov.uk

Run in association with the Howardian Hills AONB

£7.50 per child

Members' Coffee Morning
Nov
2
11:00 am11:00

Members' Coffee Morning

Join Ben Paterson, our Operations Assistant, for a complimentary coffee and informal discussion on the projects that he is working on.

A free, drop-in event

(normal admission applies)

Junior Rangers
Oct
26
10:00 am10:00

Junior Rangers

A fun-packed day for accompanied children aged 4-11, with seasonal indoor & outdoor activities & crafts e.g. pond dipping, minibeast hunts, leaf printing & mask making. For more information and to book your place please contact liz.bassindale@northyorks.gov.uk

Run in association with the Howardian Hills AONB

£7.50 per child

Alien Bugs!
Oct
25
Oct 30

Alien Bugs!

Half-term fun and fascinating facts, in partnership with APHA.

Follow the bug hunt trail around the arboretum looking for giant bug models.

A free, drop-in event

(normal admission applies)

Fungi Foray
Oct
20
1:00 pm13:00

Fungi Foray

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

Adult £7.50, Child £5

Booking essential. Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Ray Wood Autumn Tour
Oct
18
10:30 am10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Join our Members' tour of this glorious garden with an expert guide. Please join your guide at the Castle Howard ticket office 10 minutes before the tour start time.

Free but booking required.

Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day
Oct
18
10:00 am10:00

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Castle Howard Annual Pass holders are invited to enjoy the Yorkshire Arboretum for free today. See the 120 acres of grounds with many unusual trees, enhanced by wildflower meadows and a large numbers of spring- and early summer-flowering bulbs.

Just present your Castle Howard Pass in the Visitor Centre.

Ray Wood Autumn Tour
Oct
16
10:30 am10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

Join our Members' tour of this glorious garden with an expert guide. Please join your guide at the Castle Howard ticket office 10 minutes before the tour start time.

Free but booking required.

Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day
Oct
16
10:00 am10:00

Castle Howard Annual Pass Holders' Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Castle Howard Annual Pass holders are invited to enjoy the Yorkshire Arboretum for free today. See the 120 acres of grounds with many unusual trees, enhanced by wildflower meadows and a large numbers of spring- and early summer-flowering bulbs.

Just present your Castle Howard Pass in the Visitor Centre.

Gardens and Gardening Group
Oct
13
7:30 pm19:30

Gardens and Gardening Group

Plants of the African Mountains - a talk by John Grimshaw

In a former life our director was known as an expert in elephant dung, knowledge acquired on the mountains of East Africa. Whilst there he also spent time finding out about the remarkable plants that grow there.

Free but donations welcome

Arboretum Walk
Oct
11
10:30 am10:30

Arboretum Walk

Join our Director, John Grimshaw, on a walk into the arboretum.

Explore & learn about the arboretum's tree and plant collection, wildflowers & meadows.

Normal admission applies and donations welcome

Fungi Foray
Oct
8
1:00 pm13:00

Fungi Foray

It's UK Fungus Day tomorrow so join Malcolm Greaves and learn how to identify common and not so common species of fungi. Then take a guided walk into the arboretum to see what you can find.

Adult £7.50, Child £5

Booking essential. Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

'Simply Natural' Exhibition Preview

Members and friends are invited to a preview of the Simply Natural exhibition. Meet the artist, June Hardy, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Free but booking required for catering purposes please

Booking essential. Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.

Members' Coffee Morning
Oct
5
11:00 am11:00

Members' Coffee Morning

Join John Grimshaw, our Director, for a complimentary coffee and informal discussion on the projects that he is working on.

A free, drop-in event

(normal admission applies)

Arboretum Walk
Sep
13
10:30 am10:30

Arboretum Walk

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Join Neil Batty, Operations Manager, and an expert on the arboretum. Explore & learn about the arboretum's tree and plant collection, wildflowers & meadows.

Normal admission applies and donations welcome

Gardens and Gardening Group
Sep
8
7:30 pm19:30

Gardens and Gardening Group

The Yorkshire Arboretum's Master Plan - a talk by Harry Watkins

Harry Watkins of Rootstock will speak on ‘The Yorkshire Arboretum’s Master Plan’, the magnificent piece of work he spent 18 months working on. It gives us an exciting set of suggestions to work with, and Harry will tell us about the site studies he’s made. This is a really great opportunity to hear about a major milestone in the arboretum’s history.

Free but donations welcome

Please note this a change from the earlier published talk

Weekly Drop-In Tour
Sep
8
1:30 pm13:30

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 at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

(normal admission applies)

Weekly Drop-In Tour
Sep
1
1:30 pm13:30

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 at the Visitor Centre & join in. Good, waterproof footwear recommended.

Free

(normal admission applies)

Weekly Drop-In Tour
Aug
25
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop-In Tour

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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)

Discovery Day - Pre-School Special
Aug
24
10:30 am10:30

Discovery Day - Pre-School Special

Children aged 2-5 are invited to join our Education Officer and her team and discover the natural world during these hour-long sessions. Activities include a mini minibeast hunt or a forest-fairy adventure. Older siblings and friends welcome!.

Sessions last an hour and start on the half-hour from 10:30 until 2:30.

£3.50 per child per session.

A parent or carer is required to say with his or her child/children during the session.

Booking advised by ringing 01653 648598 or emailing here

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Active Learning Day
Aug
22
10:00 am10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Active Learning Day

  • Unnamed Road YO60 7DJ United Kingdom

A day of nature-based activities for children aged 6-11 including orienteering, shelter building, owl pellet dissection and certificate making. No adults allowed!

£15 per child including lunch

Booking essential. Please ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email here.