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! 

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

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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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

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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

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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

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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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Weekly Drop In Tour
Oct
5
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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Weekly Drop In Tour
Sep
28
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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Members' Morning
Sep
28
10:30 AM10:30

Members' Morning

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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Guided Walk
Sep
24
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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Gardens Open 2017 - 1, Kirkhill Farm
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - 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.

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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Gardens Open 2017 - The Old Smithy
Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Gardens Open 2017 - 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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Weekly Drop In Tour
Sep
21
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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Bat Walk
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Bat Walk

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. 

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

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Love at First Bite [Talk]
Sep
14
7:15 PM19:15

Love at First Bite [Talk]

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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Weekly Drop In Tour
Sep
14
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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Willow Deer Workshop
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Willow Deer Workshop

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.

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
7
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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Weekly Drop In Tour
Aug
31
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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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.

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

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