Friends of the Yorkshire Arboretum

The Friends of The Yorkshire Arboretum are a group of supporters who have pledged to make a long-term contribution to the arboretum’s development. By making this commitment they recognise the need for steady investment in this beautiful place, with its unique collection of trees set in a grand landscape, and rich diversity of native species.

Funding from the Friends supports a development project designated by the Director each year for which resources would otherwise be difficult to find, enabling the arboretum to concentrate on its core mission of inspiration, education and conservation for this and future generations.

Benefits of Being a Friend

In addition to full member benefits:

  • Invitations to special events

  • A leaf on the sponsorship tree for 5 years if wanted

  • A young tree dedicated in your name

  • The opportunity to participate in a Friends' Forum

To Become a Friend

Friends pledge a minimum donation of £250 per year for five years.  An application form can be downloaded below or if you would like to discuss becoming a Friend please contact  the director John Grimshaw or phone 01653 648598.