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A glorious 120 acre garden of trees from around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds in the historic setting of the Castle Howard estate near York. New trees are planted each year, and the grounds enhanced by idyllic...more
This is an arboretum which is essentially a collection of trees in the countryside. There are many lovely grassy paths to wander around at your leisure. There are many benches on which you can enjoy the wonderful vistas. It took us around 2 hours to...More
Pleasant and peaceful walk around these grounds which were clean and well kept. However it was disappointing that the lake area was closed and saw no warnings of this on the website. The map was also not clear and we missed some trees. Glad we...More
Visited today with family and dogs with Groupon voucher. Rather pleased we hadn't paid full price, only spent an hour there... nothing much to see, children were bored, signage around park was dreadful and confusing. Lake was disappointing as couldn't get round due to some...More
We visited today (21/7) with our 16yr old. As myself & son are RHS members we entered for free, just paid £7 for my husband. Lady on entry was very friendly & helpful. It was a disappointment, it really is just a stroll through the...More
A beautiful day made this a good setting for a walk around this aboretum. Bit boring in comparison with others visited, just walks, nothing special to see, unless you love trees. Ground very uneven so not particularly disabled friendly Cafe quite good and staff friendly....More
Disappointing, expected more to see but guess we missed the flowering shrub season. One main gravel path with mowed grass pathways between the trees and meadow verge areas. Saw one grey squirrel and a butterfly.
The map provided does not equate easily to the grounds,...More
We have gluten free brownies,cakes, date and oat slice etc.
We also have gluten free bread and scones and all our soups are free too, so most things on the menu can be adapted!
Chloe @ The Arboretum Cafe