Ryan Chadwick Exhibition
Jul
19
to Aug 2

Ryan Chadwick Exhibition

Work by young pen and pencil artist Ryan Chadwick, who’s dynamic, minimalist approach brings to life the striking beauty of the Earth’s largest mammals and tiniest insects.

Find out more about the artist by visiting his website: http://www.ryanchadwickartist.com/

Available to view free in the Visitor Centre. View some of Ryan’s work below:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Willow Globes Workshop
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Willow Globes Workshop

Enhance your garden evenings with a delightful fairy light filled willow globe. No prior knowledge of willow weaving needed - just enthusiasm! All materials provided.

Bring your own lunch or take a break in the Arboretum Café. Booking essential.

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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

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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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

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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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!

To book, use the online form below, call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

Bat Walk Tickets
from 3.00
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Meetings With Trees: Tree Fruits & Seed Dispersal
Sep
8
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

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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Woodland Gardening by Ken Cox
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Woodland Gardening by Ken Cox

Ken Cox is a well-known Rhododendron expert, based at Glendoick in Perthshire, where three generations of the Cox family have created a magnificent woodland garden, nursery and garden centre. This talk, based on his latest book Woodland Gardening, is a history and practical guide to this gardening style. Ken shows film and photographs of woodland gardens from the UK and around the world.

FREE but donations welcome.

Complimentary refreshments available from 7:15pm.

Book required. Please call 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org.

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UK Moth Night
Sep
27
9:00 PM21:00

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.

Includes entry to Saturday morning session, inspecting the traps and identifying what has been found! This takes place Saturday 28th at 8am in the Visitor Centre.

Moth Night
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Place Writing: A Relationship With Landscape
Oct
10
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.

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Travels in Search of Trees by Tom Christian
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Travels in Search of Trees by Tom Christian

Tom is a lifelong dendrologist and gardener and has travelled the world extensively to see trees in the wild, especially as part of his role with the International Conifer Conservation Programme based at RBG Edinburgh. This talk will take us to a diversity of interesting places to see their remarkable trees.

FREE but donations welcome.

Complimentary refreshments available from 7:15pm.

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

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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

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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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Ray Wood Autumn Tours
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tours

Join our Members’ tour of this glorious garden to see the spectacular autumn colour!

Booking required - please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org to reserve your place.

Tuesday 22nd date also available.

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

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Ray Wood Autumn Tours
Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Ray Wood Autumn Tours

Join our Members’ tour of this glorious garden to see the spectacular autumn colour!

Booking required - please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org to reserve your place.

Sunday 20th date also available.

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

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Members' Morning
Oct
24
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 have been a member for years.

Booking required. To reserve your place, please call 01653 648598 or email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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Fungi Foray
Oct
30
1:30 PM13:30

Fungi Foray

Join in the hunt for fungi around the arboretum, see what you can find and get your specimens identified by our expert, Malcolm Greaves.

Who knows what you might discover as you walk the grounds?

To book, complete the online form below, or call us on 01653 648598.

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Principles of Planting
Nov
1
10:30 AM10:30

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.

This session is repeated on Thurs 21st Nov, 1:30-3:30pm.

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Highway to Hull: 'Gardening in a tiny urban space' by Greg Loades
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Highway to Hull: 'Gardening in a tiny urban space' by Greg Loades

Greg Loades started working in the rose industry before moving into the world of gardening magazines. Greg has worked for Garden News, Garden Answers, BBC Gardeners’ World magazine and The English Garden. He is editor of The Alpine Gardener, journal of the Alpine Garden Society, and a freelance writer, currently writing his first book with Timber Press, due for release in 2020.

Living in Hull with a tiny garden packed with plants, a real challenge for a plantsman, this talk will tell us how he does it.

FREE but donations welcome.

Complimentary refreshments available from 7:15pm.

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

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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.

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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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Willow Wreaths
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Willow Wreaths

Join our ever-popular wreath making workshop and make a luxury, rustic willow wreath for your home frm natural, locally-sourced materials. Show off your creativity and get into the Christmas spirit!

Booking essential. Complete the online form below or call 01653 648598.

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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.

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Meet the Artist - Ryan Chadwick
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artist - Ryan Chadwick

Members and friends are invited to mark the launch of this new exhibition of work by Ryan Chadwick. Ryan’s stunning, unique pen and pencil work brings to life the striking beauty of the Earth’s creatures great and small, and shows how vital it is we treasure their existence for future generations.

Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Booking required: Email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org or call us on 01904 648598.

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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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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.

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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Wildflower Weekend
Jun
29
to Jun 30

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.

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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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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.

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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Food Security and Climate Change by Prof Sue Hartley
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Food Security and Climate Change by Prof Sue Hartley

Food security and climate change: how plants can provide sustainable solutions to global challenges. Sue Hartley is Director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute, an arboretum trustee and much more. Her ecological interests are broad, and this talk brings an expert opinion to matters that affect us all.

FREE but donations welcome.

Complimentary refreshments available from 7:15pm.

Book required. Please call 01653 648598 or email us at visit@yorkshirearboretum.org

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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Fish & Chip Night at the Yorkshire Arboretum
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Fish & Chip Night at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Join us for a glorious, light-hearted summer evening and enjoy delicious fish and chips courtesy of Mobile Fish and Chips of Pickering.

£10 per person. Please make a selection from the menu below.

Please note that this event is pre-booked only, and bookings must be made by 3rd June.

State your order and dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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

Arboretum members get a 10% discount on this event.

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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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Explorers Club
May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Explorers Club

Lots of nature-based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including orienteering, shelter building and owl-pellet dissection.

Booking essential: £15, £12 for second and subsequent siblings.
Email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org or call us on 01653 648598.

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

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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.

Book now or pay on the day.

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YO Free Entry Days
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

YO Free Entry Days

Free entry to the arboretum for anyone who lives in the YO postcode area. Come and enjoy the arboretum in spring and see what we have to offer! Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May only.

Just bring along evidence of your address, such as a driving licence or water bill.

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Patrick Smith - Landscapes of the Mind
May
17
to May 26

Patrick Smith - Landscapes of the Mind

Locally based artist Patrick Smith draws inspiration from the landscape of North Yorkshire and beyond. This exhibition, entitled ‘Landscapes of the Mind’, shows his distinctive style and 'muscle memory' approach, synthesizing photographs, found images, and experiences in the field.

Visit Patrick’s website here: www.psmithstudio58.co.uk

Available to view free in the Visitor Centre. View some of Patrick’s work below:

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YO Free Entry Days
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

YO Free Entry Days

Free entry to the arboretum for anyone who lives in the YO postcode area. Come and enjoy the arboretum in spring and see what we have to offer! Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May only.

Just bring along evidence of your address, such as a driving licence or water bill.

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Lesley Seeger: One Day Painting Course
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Lesley Seeger: One Day Painting Course

Join our Artist in Residence Lesley Seeger on a one-day painting course at the Yorkshire Arboretum.

Inspired by the ‘spirit’ of trees, you will explore colour, composition and layering techniques in a contemporary, experimental style.

The courses are suitable for both adventurous beginners and more experienced artists seeking to develop their style. Further information, or to book: www.lesleyseeger.com

This course is now fully booked, however there are still spaces available on the Sat 11th May.

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