seasons thorp perrow


Thorp Perrow provides interest all year round. We celebrate the changing seasons with a host of events including trails, talks and guided tours of the Arboretum. Please see our Diary page for this season’s events.


From early Spring, snowdrops and crocuses line the woodland floor, marking the end of the long Winter months.

In March and April, witness one of the finest and most extensive collections of naturalised daffodils in the North of England, including some old and unusual varieties. This is then followed by carpets of bluebells and clouds of fragrant blossom.

Collect a trail map from the ticket desk as you arrive, and discover Spring at Thorp Perrow for yourself.

Magnolia biloba at Thorp Perrow


Summer sees a riot of colour and an abundance of wildlife.

Be sure to enjoy the stunning Hydrangea banks and The Mound – planted especially to attract bees, butterflies and other wildlife.

We celebrate the warmer months with evening theatre and concert events and a children’s trail throughout the Summer school holidays.

Bee and Thistle


​Through the Autumn months, leaf colour changes set the woodland trails ablaze with dramatic effect as the leaves on the trees and shrubs morph through hues of golds, oranges, reds, browns and purples.

We celebrate this stunning season with guided tours led by Curator, Faith and Fungus Forays which offer a fascinating insight into the world of Fungi in the Arboretum.

The ghosts and ghoulies awaken ready to star in our spook-tacular Halloween Trail guaranteed to tingle the spines of young and old alike.

Copyright image from the Mike Kipling North of England Picture Library. For usage contact: or call 01287 209037


White frosty mornings, coloured bark and crisp woodland walks make this a truly magical time of year at Thorp Perrow, especially when snow transforms the Arboretum into a Winter wonderland.

The magical woodland bursts into life as Santa and his helpers arrive in time for Christmas, welcoming scores of excited children to the authentic log cabin grotto.

Reduced Entry Throughout January

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Photo credits – Bluebells:, Magnolia Biloba:, Bee on Thistle: Conor Challoner, all others: Thorp Perrow