Events

Every year we organise a varied programme of events aimed at improving our knowledge and enjoyment of designed landscapes, parks and gardens. Our visits are usually led by owners, head gardeners and researchers. We also arrange study days and lectures, both in person and by zoom.

Members and non-members are welcome. For popular events, and for those limited by numbers, priority will be given to members. See below, or contact events@yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk, for more information.

We aim to maintain ticket costs at a reasonable level to ensure that our events are accessible. We include some element of fund raising in some of our visit prices to support our Small Grants, Bursary and Schools programmes.

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Lecture / Talk

Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’

Louise Wickham

Our biennial joint lecture with the Yorkshire Philosophical Society is ‘Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’ and will be given by Louise Wickham, based on the newly published book she has written with Deborah Turnbull.

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Lecture / Talk

Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’

Louise Wickham

Our biennial joint lecture with the Yorkshire Philosophical Society is ‘Thomas White (c 1736 – 1811) Redesigning the northern British landscape’ and will be given by Louise Wickham, based on the newly published book she has written with Deborah Turnbull.

Day visit

Summer picnic

St Mary's Garden, Lastingham

An opportunity to visit and picnic in Clemens and Johanna Heinrichs’ garden which has 10 discrete areas to explore.

Other

Edwardian Gardens

Continuing Professional Development Event

This event is aimed at expanding the knowledge of professional gardeners and owners, along with horticultural apprentices and students, especially those with Edwardian gardens.

The William and Mary Garden completed by Mrs Gwendolen Gascoigne before the 1st W War. Photo: Val Hepworth

Day visit

Thwaite Gardens and Bishop Burton Walled Garden

Once part of the estate of Thwaite Hall, an important survival of a 19th Century villa, but now owned by the University of Hull, in 1948 it became the Thwaite Botanic Gardens. Bishop Burton Walled Garden, built in the 1780s, is now open to the public.

Photo of Bishop Burton Walled Garden by Jim Godfrey

Other

Harewood House

Evening visit

An evening at Harewood House to celebrate Yorkshire Garden’s Trust 25th Anniversary, by courtesy of the YGT President The Countess of Harewood.

Harewood House, engraved by Scott (after JMW Turner) published 1816. Source: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/turner-harewood-house-engraved-by-…. CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported).

Other

The Gardens Trust Annual Conference and AGM

Based at the Holiday Inn at Scotch Corner near Richmond in North Yorkshire.

Day visit

Waterton Park

Anglers Country Park

A 5 mile guided walk to explore the world’s first ever nature reserve, and to hear of the extraordinary life and exploits of its founder, Charles Waterton.

Waterton - The world's first nature reserve. Photo by Maddy Hughes

Other

Gillingwood Hall

Afternoon visit

Gillingwood Hall has 17th and18th century garden features and lay-out. These will be explored with a local expert to interpret.

Photo of summerhouse and terracing by Val Hepworth