Yorkshire Arboretum

An Autumn visit – 20th October

by Sue Gray

On a gloriously sunny, balmy, afternoon today, I was privileged to visit the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard.  There are big changes afoot with a new building under construction which will accommodate the UK’s first purpose built ‘Tree Health Centre’ and, like many other places, due to Covid19, the Arboretum was closed for a period earlier in the year but it is now making up for lost time with pre-booked visitors enjoying the glorious Autumn colours.

If you have never visited the Arboretum, now and in the coming weeks is a wonderful time to do so; the café is open from 11am serving delicious drinks and light meals.

Below are a few images of the sights that await you.

And here are some of the individual plants that caught my eye

The aptly named Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’
Prunus incisa – the Fuji Cherry

Sorbus ulleungensis ‘Olympic Flame’
Carya tomentosa

Sue Gray

October 20th, 2020

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