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Open Gardens 2019 - Sleightholmedale Lodge
Aug
13
3:00 PM15:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Sleightholmedale Lodge

Patrick and Natasha James’ south-facing, 4-acre garden in a dale that runs off the North York Moors. More than 100 years old, the garden features roses, herbaceous borders and meadows.

Open date(s): Tuesday 13 August 3pm - 6pm.

Location: Sleightholmedale Lodge YO62 5XD. Drive along Sleightholme Dale Road and down into the dale. The Lodge is the first property at the bottom of the hill.

Parking: In the field as signed. Not suitable for minibuses.

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Elmtree House
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Elmtree House

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Bob and Christine Pietrowski have a modest-sized village garden with distant views of the Castle Howard Estate.  It is laid out with lawns, paved areas and formal borders, block planted with herbaceous perennials and roses, which are at their best in the late summer. Pots provide additional colour and interest and house an ever increasing collection of hostas. Four raised beds give space for a few favourite vegetables and annual flowers for cutting.

Open date(s): Sunday 25 August 1 - 6pm

Location: Main Street, Welburn, York YO60 7DZ, opposite the red telephone box

Parking: On street.

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Paddock Cottage
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Paddock Cottage

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Helen and Colin Crews have a small cottage garden with views across the countryside and attractive mixed borders and a wide range of plants in both sunny and shaded areas. In particular in late spring and early summer there are hellebores, Meconopsis and Iris. There are also raised vegetable plots, a small glasshouse and a fishpond.

Open date(s): Sunday 19 May 10am - 4pm; Sunday 1 September 12 - 5pm.

Location: 4 Sudnicton Croft, Westow, YO60 7NB. In Westow take the road (Main Street) signposted Burythorpe & Church. Before reaching a turning to the Church only, turn left down a gravel track signposted Sudnicton Croft on wall.

Parking: Limited parking near house, otherwise on nearby streets.

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Boundary Cottage
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Boundary Cottage

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Lecturer and creator of Bolton Percy churchyard garden, Roger Brook’s own no-dig garden has 1,500 plant varieties, many rare, providing colour all year round. The garden has numerous features, sweeping views, and holds the National Collection of Dicentra. Horticulturally unorthodox, especially the fruit and vegetables, the overall effect is dramatic.

Open date(s): Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 12 - 5pm. Other times possible for small groups of 4-8 people by arrangement (roger-brook@live.com). The two open day dates coincide with those of Weathervane House also in Seaton Ross.

Location: 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

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Photography Workshop
Oct
19
8:45 AM08:45

Photography Workshop

A half-day workshop taking photographs and receiving advice and support from a qualified teacher from Ryedale Garden Photography who has many years experience.

The workshop is for a small number of people and is ideal for beginner photographers or for those who are new to digital photography. You will cover a range of topics such as composition, exposure, focus, camera settings, aperture and shutter speed. This is a great way to explore the arboretum, spending the morning with like-minded people and picking up advice on how to take better photographs.

£50 per person

For further information or to book a place click here.

 

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Open Gardens 2019 - Fossgyl
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Fossgyl

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Alastair Fitter’s long 1 acre garden stretches from Huntington Road to the River Foss. There are perennials, alpines, a peat-free ‘peat’ garden, 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 and a large new pond. There are more than 1,000 species of plant in the garden, including 250 natives.

Open date(s): Sunday 12 May 11am - 5pm; Sunday 14 July 1 - 5pm. Visits at other times by arrangement (alastairfitter@btinternet.com).

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

Parking: On nearby side streets (Burn Estate, Arbor Close).

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Havoc Hall
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Havoc Hall

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A new addition to the scheme for 2019. A white themed knot garden, wide herbaceous borders punctuated by a range of grasses and a baker’s dozen of yew shapes are just some of this gardens must-sees. There are field maple pyramids lining the drive, wildflower meadows and a small lake. A Victorian greenhouse is currently under construction scheduled for completion by Easter, and a rose pergola covered in an array of scented flowers make this garden a sensory delight.

Open date(s): Sunday 7 July 1 - 4pm

Location: Havoc Hall, York YO62 5XY

Parking: In field.

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Jacksons Wold
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Jacksons Wold

2 acre garden situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds comprising of a walled garden with mixed borders, numerous old shrub roses under planted with unusual perennials. Woodland paths lead to further shrub borders. A traditional vegetable garden framed by a Victorian greenhouse leads to a wild flower meadow.

Open date(s): Sunday 16 June 1 - 5pm

Location: Jackson’s Wold, Sherburn YO17 8QJ

Parking: On grass outside garden

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Terrington House
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Terrington House

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A new addition to the Open Gardens Scheme, generously opened by shelled artist interior design Linda Fenwick and her husband James. Features include four recently redesigned mixed borders, vegetable garden and a stunning shell house designed and made by Linda herself.

Open date(s): Sunday 9 June 11am - 3pm

Location: Terrington House, Terrington YO60 6PU

Parking: In the paddock, just off the road - signage to guide cars.

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Skipwith Hall
Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Skipwith Hall

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We are delighted to welcome back Skipwith Hall to our programme this year. The 4-acre walled garden of Charles and Rosalind Forbes Adam’s Queen Anne home (not open). This stunning garden features extensive mixed borders and lawns, and 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 on walls. Italian Garden recently restored.

Open date(s): Tuesday 4 June 10am - 4pm

Location: Skipwith Selby YO8 5SQ. On Main Street, just east of St. Helen’s church.

Parking: In field.

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - The Hayloft
May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Open Gardens 2019 - The Hayloft

Dot and John welcome you to explore their formal(ish) front garden, more informal back garden and orchard. There’s a good variety of interesting plants in beds range from hot and dry to cool and damp, plus a small open meadow, a large orchard meadow, and a new pond. Large parts of the garden are managed to be wildlife-friendly. For those who have been before, one of the beds at the back of the house has been re-organised and re-planted with shade-loving plants.

Open date(s): Sunday 26 May 10.30am - 5pm

Location: Holburns Croft, Heslington, York YO10 5DP. From Heslington Hall west towards Fulford. Holburns Croft is second on the left after Main Street.

Parking: On the house drive or, if full, on road

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Paddock Cottage
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Paddock Cottage

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Helen and Colin Crews have a small cottage garden with views across the countryside and attractive mixed borders and a wide range of plants in both sunny and shaded areas. In particular in late spring and early summer there are hellebores, Meconopsis and Iris. There are also raised vegetable plots, a small glasshouse and a fishpond.

Open date(s): Sunday 19 May 10am - 4pm; Sunday 2 September 12 - 5pm.

Location: 4 Sudnicton Croft, Westow, YO60 7NB. In Westow take the road (Main Street) signposted Burythorpe & Church. Before reaching a turning to the Church only, turn left down a gravel track signposted Sudnicton Croft on wall.

Parking: Limited parking near house, otherwise on nearby streets.

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Fossgyl
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Fossgyl

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Alastair Fitter’s long 1 acre garden stretches from Huntington Road to the River Foss. There are perennials, alpines, a peat-free ‘peat’ garden, 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 and a large new pond. There are more than 1,000 species of plant in the garden, including 250 natives.

Open date(s): Sunday 12 May 11am - 5pm; Sunday 14 July 1 - 5pm. Visits at other times by arrangement (alastairfitter@btinternet.com).

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

Parking: On nearby side streets (Burn Estate, Arbor Close).

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

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Talking Rhododendrons - Workshop
May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Talking Rhododendrons - Workshop

In this day course with director and expert plantsman Dr John Grimshaw, we will discuss the great diversity of the genus Rhododendron, its place in the collection and how to identify species.

John will also advise on the best conditions for planting, cultivating and caring for them.

Light lunch and refreshments are included. 10% discount is available for RHS members.

This course is now fully booked.

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Open Gardens 2019 - Weathervane House
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Weathervane House

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Peter & Julie Williams' large 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 large polytunnel with wide range of plants propagated from seeds, cuttings and grafting. Meadow area and woodland home to owls, goldcrests and sparrow hawks.

Open date(s): Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 12 - 5pm. Other times possible for small groups of 4-8 people by arrangement (peteandjuliew@gmail.com)

Location: Mill Lane, Seaton Ross, York, YO42 4NE. Sixth property on the left after entering the village from the north (via Bielby or Melbourne)

Parking: On road unless signed otherwise

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

Booking required. Book online, call 01653 648598 or email enquiries@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Open Gardens 2019 - Boundary Cottage
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Boundary Cottage

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Lecturer and creator of Bolton Percy churchyard garden, Roger Brook’s own no-dig garden has 1,500 plant varieties, many rare, providing colour all year round. The garden has numerous features, sweeping views, and holds the National Collection of Dicentra. Horticulturally unorthodox, especially the fruit and vegetables, the overall effect is dramatic.

Open date(s): Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 12 - 5pm. Other times possible for small groups of 4-8 people by arrangement (roger-brook@live.com). The two open day dates coincide with those of Weathervane House also in Seaton Ross.

Location: 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

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

Booking required. Book online, call 01653 648598 or email enquiries@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Open Gardens 2019 - Boundary Cottage
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Boundary Cottage

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Lecturer and creator of Bolton Percy churchyard garden, Roger Brook’s own no-dig garden has 1,500 plant varieties, many rare, providing colour all year round. The garden has numerous features, sweeping views, and holds the National Collection of Dicentra. Horticulturally unorthodox, especially the fruit and vegetables, the overall effect is dramatic.

Open date(s): Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 12 - 5pm. Other times possible for small groups of 4-8 people by arrangement (roger-brook@live.com). The two open day dates coincide with those of Weathervane House also in Seaton Ross.

Location: 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

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

Booking required. Book online, call 01653 648598 or email enquiries@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Open Gardens 2019 - Weathervane House
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Open Gardens 2019 - Weathervane House

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Peter & Julie Williams' large 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 large polytunnel with wide range of plants propagated from seeds, cuttings and grafting. Meadow area and woodland home to owls, goldcrests and sparrow hawks.

Open date(s): Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 12 - 5pm. Other times possible for small groups of 4-8 people by arrangement (peteandjuliew@gmail.com)

Location: Mill Lane, Seaton Ross, York, YO42 4NE. Sixth property on the left after entering the village from the north (via Bielby or Melbourne)

Parking: On road unless signed otherwise

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

Booking required. Book online, call 01653 648598 or email enquiries@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Open Gardens 2019 - Friars Hill
Apr
27
1:30 PM13:30

Open Gardens 2019 - Friars Hill

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The first garden open on behalf of the Yorkshire Arboretum in 2019. Win and James Baldwin’s 1 ¾ acre garden is packed with spring interest, including hellebores, narcissi, fritillaries, trilliums, early paeonies, and other early gems.

Open date(s): Saturday 27 April, 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: Friars Hill, Sinnington, YO62 6SL

Parking: on road or village green with short walk to Friars Hill

Cost: Season Ticket £20, Day Ticket £5.

Booking required. Pay online, call 01653 648598 or email enquiries@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Photography Workshop
Apr
27
8:45 AM08:45

Photography Workshop

A half-day workshop taking photographs and receiving advice and support from a qualified teacher from Ryedale Garden Photography who has many years experience.

The workshop is for a small number of people and is ideal for beginner photographers or for those who are new to digital photography. You will cover a range of topics such as composition, exposure, focus, camera settings, aperture and shutter speed. This is a great way to explore the arboretum, spending the morning with like-minded people and picking up advice on how to take better photographs.

£50 per person

For further information or to book a place click here.

 

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Winter Tree Walk
Nov
28
10:30 AM10:30

Winter Tree Walk

National tree week has been running since 1975, just before George Howard and James Russell started developing the arboretum as we know it today. On this walk with our director, John Grimshaw will show you around and explain how the site has developed over the years.

Normal admission applies.

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Winter Tree Identification
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Tree Identification

Have you ever wished that you could identify trees better? In this day course our director and expert plantsman, John Grimshaw, will show you how to identify some of our broadleaved trees, both native and more unusual, when they are not in leaf. He will also be able to advise on the best trees for your garden, whether large or small, wet or dry, the best time to plant them and how to care for them.

£40 per adult.

Light lunch and refreshments included.

10% discount for RHS members.

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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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Meetings with Trees: Autumn Glory
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Meetings with Trees: Autumn Glory

The final meeting in a series of seven tours, each of which explores a particular aspect of the life of trees.

The Arboretum is always busy in October because people love the autumn colour of trees. On this tour we'll look at the differences in colour of different trees at this time of year, and at the overall effect of their contributions to the landscape.

We'll meet in the cafe at 10:30am and then set out to walk at 11am.

 Free  

(Normal admission applies)

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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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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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Meetings with Trees: Back to School
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Meetings with Trees: Back to School

The sixth in a series of seven tours, each of which explores a particular aspect of the life of trees.

There is still a lot to learn from the trees in our collection. For this tour, you are invited to tell us what in particular you'd be interested to learn about and we can try and find the answers when we go out.

We'll meet in the cafe at 10:30am and then set out to walk at 11am.

 Free  

(Normal admission applies)

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Gardens Open 2018 - Ellerker House
Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

Gardens Open 2018 - Ellerker House

Ellerker House was once the office belonging to Everingham Estate, owned by the Duke of Norfolk. The garden is 5 acres and comprises parkland, home to many mature trees including Corsica pines, Atlantic beech and many oaks, and a formal lawn surrounded by colour-themed herbaceous borders planted for texture and colour throughout the year.

A rose archway planted with old English roses leads towards the lake which is surrounded by a woodland pathway made from tree roots and stumps and planted with many spring bulbs, hellebores and anemones to give a mass of colour, and extensive woodland to walk in.

Location: Everingham, YO42 4JA. 5 and a half miles from Pocklington. Just out of the village heading towards Harswell.

Parking: drive through the main gates and park along the drive.

Partly accessible, guide dogs only, plants for sale.

Season tickets giving access to all gardens open during 2018 are £20.00

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

Purchase your tickets at the Yorkshire Arboretum Visitor Centre or at any participating garden.

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Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

Gardens Open 2018 - 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 numerous features, sweeping views, and holds the National Collection of Dicentra. Horticulturally unorthodox, especially the fruit and vegetables, the overall effect is dramatic.

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

Parking: On road

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

Season tickets giving access to all gardens open during 2018 are £20.00

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

Purchase your tickets at the Yorkshire Arboretum Visitor Centre or at any participating garden.

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Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Meetings with Trees: Why do Trees Matter?

The fifth in a series of seven tours, each of which explores a particular aspect of the life of trees.

This session looks at the importance of trees in our lives. Walking around the Arboretum as individuals, we can appreciate them in many ways, by sight, smell, hearing, touch, and feeling the effect on our well-being, but we can also glimpse the massive role that trees play in life more generally.

We'll meet in the cafe at 10:30am and then set out to walk at 11am.

 Free  

(Normal admission applies)

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Gardens Open 2018 - The Poplars
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Gardens Open 2018 - The Poplars

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

Location: The Poplars, Main Street, Newton upon Derwent, York, YO41 4DA. Located in the centre of the village.

Parking: at rear of The Poplars or on Main Street.

Partly accessible, guide dogs only, refreshments available.

Season tickets giving access to all gardens open during 2018 are £20.00

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

Purchase your tickets at the Yorkshire Arboretum Visitor Centre or at any participating garden.

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