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Castle Howard Arboretum reopens as Yorkshire Arboretum
8:42am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A GARDEN of trees near Castle Howard has reopened to visitors for the 2013 season under a new name – the Yorkshire Arboretum.
The 120 acres of woodland, lakes, wildflower meadows, vistas, glades and ponds has been open to the public since 1999 as the Castle Howard Arboretum.
Professor Alastair Fitter, chair of the Trustees, said: “Our new name, the Yorkshire Arboretum, is part of our plans to make many more people aware of this glorious place, one of Yorkshire’s best-kept secrets.The name reflects our location and values as a place of inspiration and education for Yorkshire and beyond”.
Dr John Grimshaw, arboretum director, said: “We are planning significant investments in the arboretum and its facilities over the next three years, which will enable us to make this beautiful place even more attractive for our visitors.” The Yorkshire Arboretum is open from 10am to 4pm every day until November 30.