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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

 
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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

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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.

 
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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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Gardening in the Emerald City [Talk]
Sep
12
7:15 PM19:15

Gardening in the Emerald City [Talk]

Riz Reyes is a young Filipino-American, making a name for himself in horticulture there. This will be his first UK talk, covering the exciting garden scene in his home city of Seattle.

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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Bat Walk
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Bat Walk

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

Please wrap up warmly and bring a torch!

Adults £5, Child £3

Booking required. To reserve your space please click on the link below, ring the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Wildflower Weekend
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Wildflower Weekend

A weekend celebration of wildflowers.

Explore our meadows on a guided walk with experts John Grimshaw and Alastair Fitter who will help us identify what we find. We'll also be counting the wild orchids and collecting wildflower seeds. Participants are welcome to take some collected seed home with them.

Walks at 11am & 2pm

Free

(Normal admission applies)

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Joseph Banks' Florilegium; botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage [Talk]
Jun
14
7:15 PM19:15

Joseph Banks' Florilegium; botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage [Talk]

One of the world's foremost botanists, former Keeper of the Kew Herbarium and Director of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Professor David Mabberley celebrates the participants in Captain Cook's voyage 250 years ago and the great artwork that resulted.

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

Tickets £5 per person. 

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

 
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Guided Walk
May
31
1:30 PM13:30

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

(Normal admission applies)

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Guided Walk
May
24
1:30 PM13:30

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

(Normal admission applies)

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Guided Walk
May
17
1:30 PM13:30

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

(Normal admission applies)

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Plant biosecurity and tree health: identifying new threats and protecting our plants and trees [Talk]
May
10
7:15 PM19:15

Plant biosecurity and tree health: identifying new threats and protecting our plants and trees [Talk]

As Chief Plant Health Officer for Defra, Professor Nicola Spence is uniquely well-placed to tell us about the ever-growing threats to our plants from pests and diseases. Be prepared to be terrified!

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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Guided Walk
May
10
1:30 PM13:30

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

(Normal admission applies)

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Guided Walk
May
3
1:30 PM13:30

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

(Normal admission applies)

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Guided Walk
Apr
19
1:30 PM13:30

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

(Normal admission applies)

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