YGT events programme

Our events programme for 2022

Full details of all the events and a booking form will be sent out to members in January.


Wednesday 19th: 7.00 Zoom on-line talk by Michael Myers ‘Snowdrops - October to April’. For details of how to access this talk please see News


Thursday 10th Feb: 11.30am YGT’s first garden visit of 2022 to Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, is perfectly timed to enjoy their Snowdrop Trail, and much more. For details of how to join this visit please see News


Unforgettable Yorkshire Gardens Zoom on-line talks

Full details will be in the Events Programme, including a link to the booking site. Please note that in purchasing a ticket for the events detailed below, you do not need to watch them live. Within 24 hours after the event, you will be sent a link to the recording which can be accessed at any time during the following week.

Wednesday 2nd: Dr Christopher Ridgway: 'Castle Howard: A Landmark in the Mind and the Eye'

Wednesday 9th: Tom Stuart Smith: ‘Yorkshire Gardens’

Wednesday 16th: tbc

Wednesday 23rd: Gail Falkingham and Mark Newman: 'Some of Mr Aislabie’s other places: Kirkby Hall, Kirkby Fleetham & Hackfall, North Yorkshire'

Wednesday 30th: Dr Christopher Ridgway ‘The Future of Memory at Castle Howard'

Saturday 26th: YGT AGM at Bramham Park


Saturday 9th: An exclusive day-long visit to the historic buildings, gardens and landscape park at Boynton Hall, not usually open to the public, by courtesy of the owner Mrs Marriott.

Wednesday 27th: A visit to Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire home of the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. There will be tours of the house and gardens, including a display of garden history archive material, a visit to the Vineyard sited in an 18th century former horse paddock, and the Edwardian Kitchen Garden not usually open to the public.


Saturday 14th: Aldborough Manor, for a private visit to the Roman Site and Garden, managed by English Heritage, ending with a visit to Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred’s adjoining private garden.

Thursday 19th: Goddards, York, with tours, led by the head gardener and garden historian, Gillian Parker, of the five acres of garden rooms of the former Terry family home.

Wednesday 25th: The biennial Yorkshire Philosophical Society/Yorkshire Gardens Trust lecture will be held in the Tempest Anderson Room at the Yorkshire Museum. Louise Wickham will give a talk Thomas White (c. 1736-1811): Redesigning the Northern British Landscape.


Tuesday 14th: The Summer picnic will be held in the garden of Clemens and Johanna Heinrichs at Lastingham in the North York Moors.


Thursday 7th: A visit to Thwaite Garden, once part of the estate of Thwaite Hall, an important survival of a 19th century villa with a Grade II garden of Special Historic Interest, containing a superb collection of specimen trees, more recently becoming the Botanic Gardens of the University of Hull. The day will also include a visit to Bishop Burton Walled Garden.

Thursday 14th: An evening at Harewood House to celebrate Yorkshire Garden’s Trust 25th Anniversary.


Friday – Sunday, 2nd - 4th: The Gardens Trust AGM will be based around Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Thursday 8th: Waterton Park, near Wakefield. Join a walk to explore the world’s first ever nature reserve, and to hear of the extraordinary life and exploits of its founder, Charles Waterton.

Saturday 10th: Gillingwood, near Richmond. A visit with Northumbria Gardens Trust.

Thursday 22nd: Cannon Hall, a country house and garden five miles from Barnsley, home of the Spencer family and later the Spencer-Stanhope family. The parkland was landscaped in the 18th: century by Richard Woods. Restoring the Glory, Revealing the Secrets is the £3.8 million project completed in September 2021, which gives Cannon Hall so much more to offer its visitors and has secured its future for the 21st century. A talk and tour led by the Project Manager Sharon Sutton will give a unique insight into how this has been achieved.

If you need to get in touch with regard to bookings please email events [at] yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk.

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