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Ray Wood Autumn Tours
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Ray Wood Autumn Tours

Join our Members' tour of this glorious garden to see the autumn colours.

Tours will take place on Sunday 21st October and Tuesday 23rd October.

Meet our expert guide in the Castle Howard Courtyard by 10:20.

Free

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

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Members' Morning
Sep
27
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 by calling the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Winter Welly Walk
Dec
26
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Welly Walk

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

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

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

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'Flora' Preview Event
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

'Flora' Preview Event

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

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Members' Tour of Ray Wood
May
21
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 book below, ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

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Members'  Morning
May
17
10:30 AM10:30

Members' Morning

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

Please book your place below, ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us.

 
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Guided Walk
Apr
30
2:00 PM14:00

Guided Walk

Our friendly, expert guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum's history & show you the best of our seasonal treasures.

Tours last 1 - 2 hours (depending on the season, the weather, how much we chat & how slowly we walk!). Just drop in at the Visitor Centre & join in.

Free

(Normal admission applies)

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Preview - 'Botanical' Joint Exhibition in Textiles, Print & Canvas
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Preview - 'Botanical' Joint Exhibition in Textiles, Print & Canvas

Members and friends are invited to a preview of the the arboretum's summer exhibition - a joint exhibition of textile, print and canvas works on a 'Botanical' theme by renowned local artists Corinne Young, Stef Mitchell and Lesley Seeger.

Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Corinne Young is a textile artist whose work is inspired by the flowers and insects in her Wolds garden and the artefacts in historic houses. The floral aspect gives her work its colour, texture and form, and the methods and style of the work and its 3D quality comes from the study of historic artefacts such as 17th century stump work caskets. The finished artworks are delicate in feel and reflect the complexity and fragility of their subject matter.

Staithes based Stef Mitchell works directly with nature making monoprints and folded books that create an edge from which the organic accident and intentional mark can be read. The plants tell their own narratives and the reader interacts through viewing, holding and folding. Recent work combines the external language of nature with the internal language of textile design and quilting.

Lesley Seeger paints landscapes both imagined and observed and likes places off the beaten track where nature is strong.  Based only a stone's throw from the Yorkshire Arboretum, a belief in the importance of beauty is a hallmark of her work.  There are many layers to her paintings, which mirror the history and changes of a landscape and the complex strata of our lives.

Free but booking required for catering purposes please

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

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Members' Afternoon
May
18
4:30 PM16:30

Members' Afternoon

Join Alastair Fitter, Chair of Trustees, and John Grimshaw, Director, to hear about the Trust’s plans and ask any questions you may have.

Enjoy tea and cake from 4pm. The meeting starts at 4.30pm and is followed by an optional walk.

Free but booking required for catering purposes.

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

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