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The Yorkshire Arboretum

May 2022

Nature Writing with Amy-Jane Beer

May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr Amy-Jane Beer is a biologist, naturalist, author and editor based in North Yorkshire. Join her for a deep dive into the burgeoning nature writing genre, some analysis of style and techniques, guided exercises to explore and develop your own writing, and advice on getting published. All set within the inspiring setting of the arboretum grounds at the peak of nature’s year.

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Willow Pig Workshop

May 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this workshop you will learn how to make a free-standing and cheeky willow pig, guided by Dragon Willow’s Leilah Vyner.

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Dawn Chorus Walk

May 28, 2022 @ 5:00 am - 7:30 am

An opportunity to join us for a dawn chorus walk around the arboretum with expert Andy Chapman. Hear and spot the arboretum’s songbirds, then repair to the Visitor Centre for a complimentary breakfast roll and hot drink.

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April 2023

Nature Rangers Day

April 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Indoor and outdoor activities to explore the arboretum and learn about the creatures we share it with. There will be hands on activities, so bring a bag to take your creations home with you.

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Justine Warner Woodland Art Workshop (3 Days)

April 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - April 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Textile artist and ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ contestant Justine Warner returns to the Yorkshire Arboretum with a series of three-day art workshops for the Spring and Summer season.

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Garden Talk: John Grimshaw – The Garden in Ray Wood

April 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday 13 April, John Grimshaw will deliver a fascinating talk about the garden in Ray Wood ‘A Plantsman’s Paradise’. The garden in Ray Wood, within the Castle Howard grounds but curated by the Yorkshire Arboretum’s staff and volunteers, is an under-visited gem.

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Introduction to Tree Identification: Native Trees

April 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this day course John Grimshaw will introduce you to them using the collection at the Yorkshire Arboretum, teaching you about the various features to look for and some simple ways to remember them. The focus will be on species most often seen in northern England, using summer foliage characters to tell them apart.

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Discovering Lichens

April 24, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This one-day course with Dr Judith Allinson will take you on a journey of discovery into the world of lichen identification. You will learn how to recognise several common species and gain the vocabulary to describe a new lichen you find to a lichenologist.

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