Filtering by: Explore
Principles of Planting
Nov
21
1:30 pm13:30

Principles of Planting

Not sure how to plant your trees and shrubs? Do you know the best conditions to help your plantings prosper? It can be daunting. Join John Grimshaw and other experts from the Yorkshire Arboretum to learn the best techniques and timings for planting.

Normal admission applies. Booking required: Please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org to reserve your place.

View Event →
Talking Pines
Nov
25
10:00 am10:00

Talking Pines

Join our director and expert planstman, John Grimshaw, for a day course exploring our pines and other conifers. John will show you how to identify some of our pines, discuss their origins, and advise on the best species for your garden, whether large or small, the best time to plant them and how to care for them.

View Event →
Winter Tree Walk
Nov
27
10:30 am10:30

Winter Tree Walk

Join our director to look at trees in winter, concentrating on those planting in 1979 when the arboretum was started. See how well they’ve done in their forty years. Celebrate National Tree Week with us and discover something new about this glorious place.

Normal admission applies. To book your place, please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →

Meetings With Trees: Autumn Colour & Leaf Fall
Oct
13
11:00 am11:00

Meetings With Trees: Autumn Colour & Leaf Fall

Our 2019 Meetings With Trees programme concludes by taking a look at the glorious autumn colour.

Autumn colour is beautiful at the arboretum; an opportunity to think about how those colours are made, and how the trees prepare for winter.

Meet in the Visitor Centre at 10:30am to depart at 11am.

Normal admission applies. To reserve a place please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
Place Writing: A Relationship With Landscape
Oct
5
10:00 am10:00

Place Writing: A Relationship With Landscape

Come and spend the day with our place-writing Poet in Residence and explore deeply the landscape of the arboretum. During the day we will look at work by other place writing poets, and explore different methods of writing. There will be some writing-together-time, and time spent alone in the landscape. A delicious lunch is included in the cost, and there will be an opportunity to share work and gain feedback at the end of the day.

This course is suitable to all levels of writing experience. Booking essential.

View Event →
Meetings With Trees: Tree Fruits & Seed Dispersal
Sep
29
11:00 am11:00

Meetings With Trees: Tree Fruits & Seed Dispersal

Natural selection an action. If sex in the sticks proves fruitful then autumn is the time to look at the ingenious ways in which the trees ensure their offspring get a good start in life.

Meet in the Visitor Centre at 10:30am to depart at 11am.

Normal admission applies. To reserve a place, please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
UK Moth Night
Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

UK Moth Night

Join our experts to celebrate UK Moth Night. Wrap up warmly to set some traps and see some samples of what we are likely to find. Soup and hot drinks available.

This event will begin at 7pm, so we would suggest arriving by 6:45pm.

This event is now sold out.

View Event →
Bat Walk
Sep
7
7:15 pm19:15

Bat Walk

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

Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch!

This event is sold out.

View Event →
Kids' Discovery Day
Aug
14
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Discovery Day

Kids’ Discovery Day is back for the summer holidays!

Children aged 4-11 will discover the natural world during these hour-long sessions which start on the hour from 10am. Indoor alternatives available in the event of poor weather.

Activities include pond dipping and a minibeast hunt with habitat creation.

Normal admission applies, but pre-booking is essential. Please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
Meetings With Trees: The Different World of Conifers
Aug
11
11:00 am11:00

Meetings With Trees: The Different World of Conifers

The next installment in our Meetings with Trees series. The reputation of conifers is often not a good one; see them instead as one of the most interesting and beautiful groups of plants.

Meet in the Visitor Centre at 10:30 (depart 11am).

Book your place by calling us on 01653 648598, or emailing visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

Normal admission applies

View Event →
Kids' Discovery Day
Aug
7
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Discovery Day

Kids’ Discovery Day is back for the summer holidays!

Children aged 4-11 will discover the natural world during these hour-long sessions which start on the hour from 10am. Indoor alternatives available in the event of poor weather.

Activities include pond dipping and a minibeast hunt with habitat creation.

Normal admission applies, but pre-booking is essential. Please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
Kids' Activity Week: Woodland Wizard Academy
Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Woodland Wizard Academy

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

Join the Woodland Wizard Academy for a day of otherworldly activities including wand making, magic hats, magic potions, relay races, crafts, party snacks, magical drinks and more! Fancy dress encouraged.

Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking essential.

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

View Event →
Kids' Activity Week: Science Discovery
Jul
25
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Science Discovery

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

This is an all new science day for children aged 6-11. Have fun and learn something new with fully interactive, creative activities and experiments.

Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking essential.

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

View Event →
Kids' Activity Week: Up and About
Jul
24
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Up and About

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

Today’s activities include orienteering, shelter building and crafts.

Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking essential.

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

View Event →
Kids' Activity Week: Summer Imagination
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Summer Imagination

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

Today’s activities include: Meet the trees, crafts and poetry.

Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking essential.

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

View Event →
Kids' Activity Week: Minibeast Madness
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Kids' Activity Week: Minibeast Madness

Our Kids’ Activity Week returns for the summer holidays!

We have lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 with different activities each day. Come to one or all five sessions - book 5 for the price of 4 individual days.

Today’s activities include a minibeast hunt, decomposition activities, art, outdoor music and crafts.

Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking essential.

£15 for first child, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.

To book, please call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

View Event →
Talking Oaks
Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Talking Oaks

Have you any idea how many different oaks grow at the arboretum? In this day course our Director and expert plantsman, John Grimshaw, will introduce you to a range of Quercus from all over the northern hemisphere, as well as discussing the magnificent veteran oaks that reveal so much about the arboretum’s history.

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.

View Event →
Wildflower Weekend
Jun
29
to 30 Jun

Wildflower Weekend

Our annual weekend celebration of wildflowers. Explore our meadows on a guided walk with experts John Grimshaw and Alastair Fitter who will help identify what we find.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel the afternoon tours.

Tours with Dr Grimshaw will take place at 11am both days. To book, please call 01653 648598.

View Event →
Birding for Beginners
Jun
29
10:30 am10:30

Birding for Beginners

Join our birding expert, Andy Chapman, for a relaxing stroll around the arboretum spotting and listening out for the bird life that is so abundant here.

Cost: Adult £5, Child £2.50 in addition to normal admission.

Booking required. Call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
Midsummer Poetry Reading
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Midsummer Poetry Reading

Join us for a midsummer’s evening of poetry reading in the beautiful surroundings of the arboretum, with guest Laureate’s Choice poets selected by Carol Ann Duffy, including Karen Smith, Yvonne Reddick, Victoria Gatehouse and Natalie Burdett.

Ticket includes a free glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles. The arboretum will be open from 6pm for those wishing to take a stroll before we begin.

Click on the images below to read our guest poets’ bios. If you are a mobile user, select an image and tap the orange circle to view the bio.

View Event →
Dawn Chorus Walk
May
11
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 order your tickets below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

Dawn Chorus Walk
from 7.50
Date:
Ticket type:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
 
View Event →
Birding for Beginners
Apr
27
10:30 am10:30

Birding for Beginners

Join our birding expert, Andy Chapman, for a relaxing stroll around the arboretum spotting and listening out for the bird life that is so abundant here.

Cost: Adult £5, Child £2.50 in addition to normal admission.

Booking required. Call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
Meetings with Trees - Tree Names and their Family Relationships
Apr
14
11:00 am11:00

Meetings with Trees - Tree Names and their Family Relationships

On this guided walk, learn about the naming of different trees and how it reflects their relationships and their characteristics, in the way that we humans share surnames and resemble members of our families.

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

Normal admission applies. To book please call 01653 648598, or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
Members' Morning
Apr
9
10:30 am10:30

Members' Morning

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, whether you have recently joined or been a member for years!

Booking required: Please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
Poetry Walk
Mar
17
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 poetry inspired by the grounds and a pamphlet will be available to purchase.

Normal admission plus £3.

To book, please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

View Event →
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. 

This event is now fully-booked.

 
View Event →
Fungi Foray
Oct
30
1:30 pm13:30

Fungi Foray

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

Adult £7.50, Child £5 plus admission. SOLD OUT

Booking required - please book below, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

View Event →
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.

 
View Event →