Silence is golden at Thorp Perrow

  Thorp Perrow Arboretum near Bedale is to become the first ‘Northern’ garden to participate in a new project which aims to create a quiet space for visitors to enjoy a moment of peace, away from phones and the distractions of modern life. Silent Space is a project initiated and run by Oxfordshire based garden […]

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‘I wandered lonely as a cloud…..’ The first line of one of the English languages most famous poems published in 1807 by the wonderful William Wordsworth was about Daffodils. Fast forward into modern times and we are still as in love with the same beautiful yellow Spring flowering plant as Wordsworth was all those years […]

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Spring has Sprung at Thorp Perrow

The signs of Spring are beginning to show themselves all around the Arboretum. Snowdrops are often the first brave plant to poke their heads above ground, their appearance heralding Spring and warmer weather. Following the Snowdrops’ brave venture come ever increasing carpets of colour as Daffodil and Bluebell bulbs burst into action, and clouds of […]

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Many of us are starting to spot that beautifully understated little flower that so delicately drips from its stem bringing us that welcome nod on these long, dull, and damp Winter days. I like to think of Galanthus or Snowdrops as a lovely early reminder that Spring isn’t that far away; that it won’t be […]

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Winter at Thorp Perrow

Monument Winter

Hello from Thorp Perrow! We’ve had a busy couple of weeks, with many of you visiting our stunning Autumn colour and our spook-tacular Halloween trail. Our Tearoom and ticket desk staff were working hard to help you as quickly as possible, and we thank you for your patience and kind comments. With half-term and Halloween […]

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Autumn Glow at Thorp Perrow

Autumn Colour

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, near Bedale, is set to glow with Autumn colour. The Arboretum’s collections of Acer, cotinus and liquid amber trees offer the viewer a breathtaking spectacle, with leaves in a rainbow of shades from scarlet red through oranges, yellows, golds, browns and purples. The 100-acre Arboretum has been carefully designed to ensure that […]

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