YORKSHIRE Arboretum, near Castle Howard, is reopening to visitors next Monday, June 8.

The arboretum, a joint enterprise between Castle Howard Estates and Royal Botanic Gardens, in Kew, was closed back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In statement, a spokesperson for arboretum said: “Following the publication of the government’s advice on the opening of ticketed gardens, we are working on re-opening the arboretum.

“Many of our staff have been furloughed and the site has largely been put to bed, so it will take a little while to wake everything up and implement safety measures.

“We are pleased to confirm that, subject to any changes in government advice, the arboretum will open again next Monday (June 8).

“We will be updating our members and visitors this week with more information on how you will be able to visit and ticket prices.”

Originating in 1959, the Yorkshire Arboretum comprises more than 6,000 trees, including some that

are endangered, across 128 acres.

For the latest information about visiting, go to yorkshirearboretum.org