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The Yorkshire Arboretum is a stunning 120 acre garden of trees from all around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds on the Castle Howard Estate near York.
Autumn at the Yorkshire Arboretum
The impressive collection of trees have been sourced from temperate regions around the world, including Chile and Australasia as well as North America, Europe and Asia. The finished result is a spectacular display of rare trees, alongside native plants and wildlife for everyone to enjoy as a place of inspiration, education and conservation.
Visitors may follow one of the waymarked routes around the arboretum or to explore at leisure. In spring the blossom drenched fruit trees and flowering bulbs predominate, giving way to myriad shades of green punctuated by drifts of wildflowers in the summer. In autumn the colours are particularly spectacular as reds, oranges and golds vie for attention. New planting programmes ensure that there is something new to see here on every visit and electric buggies may be booked on free loan to enable those with limited mobility to discover even the most distant reaches of the arboretum.
There is also a children's playground, cafè and gift shop