Weekly Drop In Tour
Jul
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
Jul
30
2:00 pm14:00

Guided Walk

  • 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)

Discovery Day
Jul
31
10:00 am10:00

Discovery Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting on the hour. This week’s activities are pond dipping and a minibeast hunt. 

£3.50 per child per session.

Standard adult admission applies.

'Flora' Preview Event
Aug
1
5:30 pm17:30

'Flora' Preview Event

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Members and friends are invited to mark the launch of this new exhibition of textile and mixed-media art inspired by plants, nature and the sea by Corinne Young and Shirley Vauvelle. Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments. 

Free

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

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'Flora' Exhibition
Aug
2
Aug 31

'Flora' Exhibition

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

We welcome back Corinne Young, joined by Scarborough-based Shirley Vauvelle with a brand new exhibition of textile and mixed-media art inspired by plants, nature and the
sea.

Free

Weekly Drop In Tour
Aug
3
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

Standard admission applies

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Beast Day!
Aug
9
10:00 am10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Beast Day!

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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!

£15 per child, including packed lunch.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Aug
10
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)

Tell Me A Story
Aug
14
10:00 am10:00

Tell Me A Story

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Join us for these hourly sessions of stories and rhymes in the storytelling tent, followed by nature-based craft activities. Suitable for ages 3-11.

£5.50 per child per session

Refreshments included. Standard adult admission applies. 

Sessions start at 10am, 11am and 12 noon.

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

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Aug
17
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

Standard admission applies

Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

We welcome Ryedale Book Festival to the arboretum for a day of fantastic activities for bibliophiles and tree lovers. Join best-selling authors Fiona Stafford (The Long Long Life of Trees) and Karin Celestine (Honey for Tea), international storyteller Cat Weatherill, artist Alice Fox,  and poet Daniela Nunnari sharing their tributes to trees. Younger visitors can enjoy performances of stick stories, old and new, and a range of stick inspired activities (including knitting!) on this fun day out for all the family. 

Full details of all events including the programme for the day and tickets for some activities are available through the Ryedale Book Festival site here

Free

Standard admission applies with additional fees for some ticketed events.

Gardens Open 2017 - Manesty
Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Manesty

  • Manesty

Joyce and Harry Kingman’s north facing garden was previously a stackyard. Stone found on site was used to build several retaining walls and a rockery with water feature. A Yorkstone terrace leads between gravelled areas to a lawn surrounded by mixed borders giving year round interest. Hedges and several conifers provide shelter and nest sites. Raised beds contain fruit and vegetables. 

Refreshments and plants available at Elmtree House

Location: Main Street, Welburn, York YO60 7DZ. Second house on the left entering Welburn from the west (arboretum side)

Parking: On road

Partly accessible, dogs on leads welcome

Partly accessible, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5.00

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Gardens Open 2017 - Elmtree House
Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Elmtree House

  • Elmtree House

Bob and Christine Pietrowski’s small village garden was redesigned in 2015 so is still a work in progress. Formal borders are block planted with herbaceous perennials and roses (at their best in late summer), and four raised beds are used to grow annuals for cutting. Pots are used for extra colour and to house an ever-increasing collection of hostas. 

Location Main Street, Welburn, York YO60 7DZ. Opposite the red telephone box

Parking: On road

Partly accessible, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5.00

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Traditional Tales & Finger Puppet Fun
Aug
21
10:00 am10:00

Traditional Tales & Finger Puppet Fun

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Re-enact the Three Little Pigs and The Billy Goats Gruff in the arboretum environment. Can you make it over the bridge before the troll comes? Will the wolf huff and puff? Suitable for ages 3-11.

£3.50 per child.

Sessions start at 10am, 11am and 12 noon. Standard adult admission applies.

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Gardens Open 2017 - Boundary Cottage
Aug
22
12:00 pm12:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Boundary Cottage

  • Boundary Cottage

Lecturer and creator of Bolton Percy churchyard garden, Roger Brook’s own no-dig garden has 1500 plant varieties, many rare, providing colour all year round. The garden has sweeping views and holds the National Collection of Dicentra. Horticulturally unorthodox, especially the fruit and vegetables, the overall effect is dramatic.

Also open at other times by arrangement (roger-brook@live.com)

Same open dates as Weathervane House also in Seaton Ross

Location: See map. Seaton Ross, York YO42 4NF. On the road from Seaton Ross to Melbourne. Leave Seaton Ross and immediately turn left at top (north) of village

Parking: On road

Fully accessible, dogs on leads welcome, plants for sale, refreshments (1-3.30pm)

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5.00

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Gardens Open 2017 - Weathervane House
Aug
22
12:00 pm12:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Weathervane House

  • Weathervane House

Peter & Julie Williams’ woodland garden with acid loving plants including rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and other interesting shrubs. Spring bulbs including trilliums, flowering trees and shade tolerant herbaceous perennials.

Well-stocked glasshouse and polytunnel with a wide range of plants propagated from seeds, cuttings and grafting. Meadow area and woodland home to owls, goldcrests and sparrow hawks.

Also open at other times by arrangement (peteandjuliew@gmail.com) Same open dates as Boundary Cottage also in Seaton Ross. 

Location: See map. Mill Lane, Seaton Ross, York, YO42 4NE. Sixth property on the left entering the village from the north

Parking: On road

Fully accessible, dogs welcome on leads, plants for sale.

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5.00

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Arboretum Explorers' Club - Creative Arts
Aug
23
10:00 am10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Creative Arts

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Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including make a story stick, meet a tree, story trail, crafts and poetry. No adults allowed! £15 per child, including packed lunch. 

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Aug
24
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

Standard admission applies

Guided Walk
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Guided Walk

  • 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

Standard admission applies

Discovery Day
Aug
29
10:00 am10:00

Discovery Day

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Children aged 4-11 can discover the natural world during these hour-long drop-in sessions starting on the hour. This week’s activities are pond dipping and shelter building. 

£3.50 per child per session. 

Standard adult admission applies.

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Active Learning
Aug
30
10:00 am10:00

Arboretum Explorers' Club - Active Learning

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

£15 per child, including packed lunch.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Aug
31
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

Standard admission applies

Teddy Bears' Picnic
Sep
3
11:00 am11:00

Teddy Bears' Picnic

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Bring a picnic and a bear and take part in this teddy-themed day.
Have a go at teddy crafts and decorate a teddy biscuit.

£3.50 per child.

Booking not required. Standard adult admission applies.

Weekly Drop In Tour
Sep
7
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)

Willow Deer Workshop
Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

Willow Deer Workshop

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Learn a new skill and make a 4ft willow deer for your garden.

No prior knowledge needed - just lots of enthusiasm!

All materials provided.

£55 per person.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Sep
14
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)

Love at First Bite [Talk]
Sep
14
7:15 pm19:15

Love at First Bite [Talk]

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Peter Walker’s light-hearted look at the adventures of Wack’s Wicked Plants and how to care for carnivorous plants. Plants from this award-winning nursery will be on display and for sale. 

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

Free but donations welcome. 

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Bat Walk
Sep
16
7:00 pm19:00

Bat Walk

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Take a dusk walk armed with a bat detector and accompanied by our expert Simon Bassindale. The noises we pick up will help us identify the species we find. 

Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch.

Adults £5, Child £3. 

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Sep
21
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)

Gardens Open 2017 - The Old Smithy
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - The Old Smithy

  • The Old Smithy

Chris and Sheila Bridge’s garden has colour throughout the year, reaching herbaceous inspired peaks in July and September. Designed by poet and novelist Chris, the garden has seasonal areas, vegetables, lawns, a compost site and a goldfish pond all packed into half an acre. Also open Sunday 24th September 1-5pm

Location: Main Street, Wintringham, YO17 8HX, on the right hand (south) side just past the (small) war memorial. 

Parking: On road

Partly accessible, refreshments available

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5.00

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Gardens Open 2017 - 1, Kirkhill Farm
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - 1, Kirkhill Farm

  • 1, Kirkhill Farm

Arboretum Director John Grimshaw’s cottage garden planted with a diversity of perennials and bulbs so that there is always colour and interest until peak flowering is reached in September. The garden is also home to Silver Sebright bantams and Lady Amherst’s pheasants.

This opening is possibly subject to change - please check the Yorkshire Arboretum website or call 01653 648598 before travelling. 

Location: Settrington, Malton YO17 8NT. Turn to Kirkhill in the ‘hidden dip’ on the Grimston Lane between Settrington and North Grimston. Follow the farm track to the first house. 

Parking: In the field or along the lane

Fully accessible, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5.00

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Guided Walk
Sep
24
2:00 pm14:00

Guided Walk

  • 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)

Members' Morning
Sep
28
10:30 am10:30

Members' Morning

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Join our Director, John Grimshaw, for an informal chat over a cup of coffee followed by a walk under his expert guidance. You’ll discover something new no matter how long you may have been a member!  

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

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Sep
28
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)

'Trees Through the Seasons' Preview Event
Sep
28
5:30 pm17:30

'Trees Through the Seasons' Preview Event

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Members and friends are invited to mark the launch of this new exhibition of Glynis Learmonth’s paintings inspired by the Yorkshire countryside and exploring the effect of light on trees. Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary refreshments. 

Free

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
5
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)

Stargazing Evening
Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

Stargazing Evening

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
12
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)

'Sorbus' [Talk]
Oct
12
7:15 pm19:15

'Sorbus' [Talk]

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Dr Hugh McAllister has given Sorbus trees to the arboretum for the past 30 years from his research at Ness Botanic Gardens and the University of Liverpool. He is the leading authority on this absorbing subject. 

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

Free but donations welcome. 

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Moth Night
Oct
13
6:30 pm18:30

Moth Night

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Wrap up warmly and join our experts to set some traps and inspect the fascinating catch from last night.

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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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
19
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

Standard admission applies

Fungi Foray
Oct
24
1:30 pm13:30

Fungi Foray

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
26
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)

Ray Wood Autumn Tour
Oct
29
10:30 am10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

  • Castle Howard

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

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Guided Walk
Oct
29
2:00 pm14:00

Guided Walk

  • 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)

Ray Wood Autumn Tour
Oct
31
10:30 am10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tour

  • Castle Howard

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. 

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Nov
2
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)

Willow Wreath Workshop
Nov
28
9:30 am09:30

Willow Wreath Workshop

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

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

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Winter Welly Walk
Dec
26
10:00 am10:00

Winter Welly Walk

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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! 

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
Jan
1
10:00 am10:00

Winter Welly Walk

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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! 

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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Gardens Open 2017 - Chantilly
Jul
23
11:00 am11:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Chantilly

  • Chantilly

May Townsend’s garden has been developed over the last 10 years from two dandelion infested lawns into a series of easily managed beds of shrubs and perennial herbaceous plants throughout the year as well as many spring bulbs and hellebores. Also open Sunday 23rd July, 11am-5pm. 

Location: 31 Moor Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1BJ 

Parking Blue Badge holders on drive. Others on road in Whiterose Drive.

Partly accessible, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

Day ticket giving access to all gardens open on a single day £5.00

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Jul
20
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

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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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Gardens Open 2017 - The Old Smithy
Jul
16
1:00 pm13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - The Old Smithy

  • Main Street Wintringham, YO17 8HX

Chris and Sheila Bridge’s garden has colour throughout the year, reaching herbaceous inspired peaks in July and September. Designed by poet and novelist Chris, the garden has seasonal areas, vegetables, lawns, a compost site and a goldfish pond all packed into half an acre. Also open Sunday 24th September 1-5pm

Location: Main Street, Wintringham, YO17 8HX, on the right hand (south) side just past the (small) war memorial. 

Parking: On road

Partly accessible, refreshments available

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

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Gardens Open 2017 - 1, Kirkhill Farm
Jul
16
1:00 pm13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - 1, Kirkhill Farm

  • 1, Kirkhill Farm

Arboretum Director John Grimshaw’s cottage garden planted with a diversity of perennials and bulbs so that there is always colour and interest until peak flowering is reached in September. The garden is also home to Silver Sebright bantams and Lady Amherst’s pheasants.

Also open Sunday 24th September 1-5pm (possibly subject to change - please check the website or call the arboretum before travelling). 

Location: Settrington, Malton YO17 8NT. Turn to Kirkhill in the ‘hidden dip’ on the Grimston Lane between Settrington and North Grimston. Follow the farm track to the first house. 

Parking: In the field or along the lane

Fully accessible, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

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Gardens Open 2017 - Newton Upon Derwent Gardens
Jul
15
2:00 pm14:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Newton Upon Derwent Gardens

  • Newton Upon Derwent

Four gardens in this East Riding village. 

The Poplars (Peter and Christina Young) has unusual tender plants in a densely planted garden and conservatory around a Victorian house, and a compact arboretum with over 80 species of trees and shrubs. Also fruit and vegetable gardens, llama paddocks, wildlife pond. 

Derwnt Cottage and Broom Tree Cottage (Mandy Coop) are enclosed, tranquil, and flower-filled, with traditional features and interesting fruit and vegetable gardens. 

Penrose Farm (Jamie and Rachael Lowe) features sheltered courtyard gardens newly created from outbuildings.

Location The Poplars, Main Street, YO41 4DA (in the village centre); Penrose Farm, Main Street, YO41 4DA;  Broom Tree Cottage, Mask Lane, YO41 4EB.

Refreshments available in the community centre/chapel, near The Poplars.

Parking At rear of The Poplars or on road.

Partly accessible

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Gardens Open 2017 - Garden of Eden
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Garden of Eden

  • Garden of Eden

Stephen & Victoria Morley’s front garden has lawn edged with sinuous herbaceous borders and colourful, wildlife-friendly mixed plantings, including Digitalis, Eryngium, Agastache, and Rudbeckia, plus larger exotics. The rear family garden has vegetable beds, chickens and herbaceous and shrub borders with a slight tropical feel. A greenhouse holds an extensive collection of carnivorous and sub-tropical plants.

Location: 5 Eden Cottages, Fangfoss, York, YO41 5QD. End house in the last terrace on the left as you leave Fangfoss on the Wilberfoss Road 

Parking: On shared driveway, or on road.

Partly accessible, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

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Gardens Open 2017 - Chantilly
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Chantilly

  • Chantilly

May Townsend’s garden has been developed over the last 10 years from two dandelion infested lawns into a series of easily managed beds of shrubs and perennial herbaceous plants throughout the year as well as many spring bulbs and hellebores. Also open Sunday 23rd July, 11am-5pm. 

Location: 31 Moor Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1BJ 

Parking Blue Badge holders on drive. Others on road in Whiterose Drive.

Partly accessible, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

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Gardens Open 2017 - Linden Lodge
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Linden Lodge

  • Linden Lodge

Linden Lodge’s 1 acre garden has been designed and constructed by owners Robert Scott and Jarrod Marsden since 2000. There are gravel paths edged with brick or lavender, many borders with unusual mixed herbaceous perennials, shrubs and feature trees, a wildlife pond, summer house, kitchen garden, glasshouse, orchard and woodland area and a formal garden to the east of the house. There’s a further 5 acres of developing meadow with pathways, trees, hens and Shetland sheep with views towards the Yorkshire Wolds. 

Location: Newbridge Lane, nr Wilberfoss, York YO41 5RB Don’t enter Wilberfoss village from the A1079, take the turning signed Bolton village. 

Parking: Opposite on the grass verge.

Partly accessible, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments available

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Jul
13
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

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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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Members' Picnic
Jul
8
5:00 pm17:00

Members' Picnic

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Bring along family, friends and a picnic and join us for a summer evening in the glorious
surroundings of the arboretum.

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

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Wildflower Walks
Jul
8
Jul 9

Wildflower Walks

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In recent years we’ve created large expanses of wildflower meadows to provide pollen and nectar for insects such as bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths. The meadows are glorious during spring and summer and, on sunny days, host clouds of butterflies. Explore these meadows on a guided walk with experts John Grimshaw and Alastair Fitter who will help identify what we find.

Walks depart from the Visitor Centre at 11am and 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday. No need to book. Just meet at the ticket desk and join in.

Free

Standard admission applies.

Hay Meadows Study Day
Jul
7
10:00 am10:00

Hay Meadows Study Day

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Hay meadows support plants, animals and vital pollinators but are fast disappearing from our landscape. This study day, run in conjunction with The Yorkshire Wildlife Tust, outlines how to create, manage, enhance and ultimately enjoy and celebrate these fascinating habitats.

Programme for the day

£100 per person

Refreshments and a light lunch included.

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

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Jul
6
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

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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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Gardens Open 2017 - Calm Cottage
Jul
2
2:00 pm14:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Calm Cottage

  • Calm Cottage

Surrounding Philip and Jane Ingham’s Regency villa, this garden has a ha-ha, a wall covered in climbers and fruit trees and mixed borders redesigned in the 1990s. No dogs on the lawn please. Visitors can walk through the field and down a wood in dry weather back to the lane. 

Location Malton Road, York, YO32 9TH off the Hopgrove roundabout near Beechwood Caravan Club

Parking On the lane or near the house for the less able

Fully accessible, dogs on leads welcome, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

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Gardens Open 2017 - Fossgyl
Jul
2
1:00 pm13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Fossgyl

  • Fossgyl

Alastair Fitter’s long 1 acre garden stretches from Huntington Road to the River Foss. There are perennials, alpines, a woodland garden, a traditional orchard with 85 year old trees mixed with more recently planted specimen trees and shrubs, a meadow with fritillaries in spring and orchids in summer, and wet woodland by the river with oxlips in spring. There are nearly 1000 species of plant in the garden, including 250 natives.

Also open at other times by arrangement (alastairfitter@btinternet.com) 

Location: 533 Huntington Road, York YO32 9PY. 200m north of Huntington School 

Parking: Space for 3-4 cars down long narrow drive (but you may have to reverse out!) or on road

Fully accessible, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Jun
29
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

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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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Gardens Open 2017 - Skipwith Hall
Jun
28
1:00 pm13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Skipwith Hall

  • Skipwith Hall

The 4-acre walled garden of Charles and Rosalind Forbes Adam. Extensive mixed borders and lawns, walled areas by renowned designer Cecil Pinsent, recreated working kitchen garden with 15’ beech hedge, pleached fruit walks, herb maze and pool. Woodland with specimen trees and shell house. Decorative orchard with espaliered and fan-trained fruit. Italian Garden recently restored.

Location: See map.  Just east of St. Helen’s church

Parking: On road

Fully accessible, refreshments available

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

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Gardens Open 2017 - Stillingfleet Lodge
Jun
28
10:00 am10:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Stillingfleet Lodge

  • Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

This organic, wildlife garden divided into smaller gardens each based on a colour theme with emphasis on the use of foliage plants, is the family garden of John and Vanessa Cook. There’s a wildflower meadow and natural pond, double herbaceous borders, a modern rill garden and rare poultry breeds wander freely. Adjacent nursery and free refreshments.

Location Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York YO19 6HP. Turn opposite St Helen’s Church

Parking: At entrance to garden.

Fully accessible, refreshments available, plants for sale

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

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'Natural Forms' Exhibition
Jun
28
Jul 16

'Natural Forms' Exhibition

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Works by two long-standing arboretum volunteers May Townsend and Rosie Wade. Both have been inspired, at least in part, by their association with the Arboretum to produce this
mixed media body of work.

Free.

'Natural Forms' Preview
Jun
27
5:30 pm17:30

'Natural Forms' Preview

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Members and friends are invited to mark the launch of this new exhibition of works by two long-standing arboretum volunteers, May Townsend and Rosie Wade. Both have been inspired, at least in part, by their association with the arboretum to produce this mixed media body of work.

Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

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Guided Walk
Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

Guided Walk

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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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Gardens Open 2017 - Thwaite Botanical Garden
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Thwaite Botanical Garden

  • Thwaite Botanical Garden

The University of Hull’s 20-acre garden containing a lake, woodland, open lawns, walled garden and glasshouses has been developed with help from ‘Friends of Thwaite Garden’. There’s a range of unusual
trees, with shrubs, herbaceous plants, alpines and herbs and other themed beds. The glasshouses contain succulents, economic plants, evolution house, ferns and more.

Location: See map. 

Parking: Disabled visitors - access via entrance gate. All others on road.

Partly accessible, dogs welcome on leads, refreshments available

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

Season ticket giving access to all gardens open during 2017 £25.00

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Jun
22
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

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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)

Midsummer Poetry Reading
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Midsummer Poetry Reading

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Join award winning poets Liz Berry and Mark Pajak for poetry reading in beautiful surroundings.

Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. Her debut collection, Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Black Country was chosen as a book of the year by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Big Issue and The Morning Star. Liz’s poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio, television and recorded for the Poetry Archive.   www.lizberrypoetry.co.uk.

Mark Pajak was born in Merseyside. His work has been published in MagmaThe North and The Rialto (among others), been highly commended in the Cheltenham Poetry Competition and National Poetry Competition and won first place in the 2016 Bridport Prize. He has received a Northern Writer’s Award from New Writing North and was 2016’s Apprentice Poet in Residence at Ilkley Literature Festival. His first pamphlet, Spitting Distance, was selected as a Laureate’s Choice and is published with smith|doorstop.

£10 per person (includes a free glass of wine or a soft drink and nibbles) 

Doors open at 6pm to allow time for a stroll in the arboretum before the reading begins.

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Weekly Drop In Tour
Jun
15
1:30 pm13:30

Weekly Drop In Tour

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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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Members' Plant Sale
Jun
11
11:00 am11:00

Members' Plant Sale

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Our members have been busy propagating plants from their gardens for sale in aid of the arboretum. Pick up a bargain or maybe a mystery plant! All welcome.

Standard admission applies.

Dawn Chorus Walk
Jun
10
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

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How Trees Work [Talk]
Jun
8
7:15 pm19:15

How Trees Work [Talk]

  • Yorkshire Arboretum

Prof Roland Ennos from the University of Hull takes us inside a tree and explains how these remarkable organisms are built and function.

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

Free but donations welcome. 

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Gardens Open 2017 - Sleightholmedale Lodge
Jun
8
4:00 pm16:00

Gardens Open 2017 - Sleightholmedale Lodge

  • Sleightholmedale Lodge

Patrick and Natasha James’ 4 acre garden in a dale running off the North York Moors. Over 100 years old, the garden has roses, herbaceous borders and meadows. 

Location: Drive along Sleightholme Dale Road into the dale. The Lodge is the first property at the bottom of the hill. 

Parking In the field as signed.

Dogs welcome on leads.

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Gardens Open 2017 - The Stables
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Gardens Open 2017 - The Stables

  • The Stables

Please note that the road from the A64 to Kirkham will be closed all day on Sunday 4th June so please use an alternative route if you are travelling between The Stables and Paddock Cottage.

John Short and Helen Wood’s gardens comprise a ½ acre of mixed garden and 1½ acres of woodland. The garden has lawns, perennial flowers, grasses, shade border, rhododendron, azalea, pieris and fern bed, shrubs, fruit trees and soft fruit, ponds, greenhouse and vegetable patch. 

Location Claxton House, Claxton, YO60 7SD. Last house on the right travelling from Claxton towards Sand Hutton. After parking, come through the large white gate, turn left and enter through the gate to the far
left of the garage.

Parking On verge if dry or on road

Fully accessible, refreshments available

Full details of the Open Gardens 2017 programme may be viewed here.

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