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Out and About: viewing snowdrops

Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see in the local area Snowdrops are raising their delicate heads in my garden, and all over town, with a promise of spring. Meanwhile, the weather remains generally unpleasant, and you may prefer to huddle by the fire, but if you are moved to enjoy the […]

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Kirkby garden open for charity: note the date now

Regular readers will know that the blog likes to support the National Garden Scheme, which co-ordiantes the opening of private gardens to visitors, to raise funds for charity. Regular readers will also know that we tend to live life on the run, and advertise events at the last moment. Well, here’s a surprise for you.  […]

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Local NGS open garden on Gardeners’ World

Regular readers will know that through the summer we occasionally post items about local gardens open for charity under the National Garden Scheme, one of which is Rewela Cottage in Skewsby. What a pleasure then to see it featured on last week’s Gardeners’ World on BBC2. You get a much better impression of the delights […]

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New arrangements for garden waste collection

From Ryedale District Council: From March, garden waste collection days are changing as part of Ryedale District Council’s efforts to make the most of each and every taxpayers’ pound.These changes will enable the Council to run the service more efficiently, which helps to minimise costs for everyone, whilst maintaining the overall standard of the service. A […]

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Gardens open in support of Yorkshire Arboretum

A number of the Yorkshire Arboretum’s supporters have generously offered to open their gardens exclusively in aid of arboretum funds, through late spring and summer. Ranging from cottage gardens to ‘big houses’, the 16 gardens offer a chance to see a diversity of horticultural styles and a vast range of plants within a thirty mile […]

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Kirkbymoorside wisteria

Sensational wisteria display

For those of you don’t get up to the top end of Kirkbymoorside very often here’s a lovely display of wisteria for you to admire. The plant was bought from the town market some 15 or so years ago.

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Ryedale Community Weekend at Scampston

Ryedale residents are offered free admission to Scampston Walled Garden and parkland for Ryedale Community Weekend

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Kirkbymoorside open gardens event

The Kirkbymoorside in Bloom Open Garden event this year will be on Sunday, 5th June, from 11.00am through to 5.00pm.    This year the focus is on “Hidden”.  If you have a garden that you enjoy and would like to share, please get in touch with Gaynor De Barr on 01751 430250, or come and find out […]

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Gardens Open for Charity: Barnville in Wilton

With spring almost upon us, the garden-visiting season is coming into full swing. A new entry this year in the National Gardens Scheme list is Barnville in Wilton, just four miles east of Pickering (YO18 7LE). Barnville has over an acre of hidden gardens on the edge of the North York Moors. Unusual plants make […]

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Where to see snowdrops

One of the things guaranteed to offer a little cheer in this dismal weather is the sight of snowdrops opening their delicate little flowers. They are popping up here and there in our gardens, but the more flowers, the more cheer. So where to see them in profusion? The National Gardens Scheme tells us: Supported […]

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Mosaic memories wanted

Kirkby Fruit Project is working on helping to renovate the Millennium Garden, adjacent to All Saints Church, and needs help – in the form of information, not volunteers, though they would also be welcome. The garden was developed in 2000 (of course) as a public space and amenity for the town, but, as is the […]

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Garden at Sleightholmedale open for two charities

Here’s an opportunity to support several good causes at once, while having a good time. Sleightholmedale Lodge, in Sleightholmedale, just north of Fadmoor, is open for charity under the National Garden Scheme next Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5. Features are a hillside garden, walled rose garden and herbaceous borders with delphiniums, roses, and […]

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Kirkbymoorside open garden a great success

Well done Mick and Ann Potter, whose garden at Penny Piece Cottage, 41/43 Piercy End, was open today under the National Garden Scheme. The sun didn’t shine, alas, but that didn’t stop folk turning out in force to admire this Tardis of a garden: when we left at about 4 o’clock, over 200 people had […]

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Garden in Kirkbymoorside to open under National Garden Scheme

Among the hundreds of gardens that will open for charity this year under the National Gardens Scheme, there’s a new entry that is a real must-see for us here in Kirkbymoorside – because the garden is here in Kirkbymoorside. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first garden in the town to open […]

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This week’s good cause (29/52): Riding for the Disabled

This week’s good cause is Riding for the Disabled, and you can have fun supporting their local group by visiting an open garden. First, RDA explains their philosophy: At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities […]

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Gardens open for charity: Rewela Cottage, Skewsby

With the good weather arriving at last, it’s time to think about visiting a garden or two. Those open in our area to raise funds for charity under the National Garden Scheme tend to play it safe, and wait until later in the year, but the season gets under way soon at Rewela Cottage, just […]

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Ryedale District Council

Garden waste collection resumes early March

From Ryedale District Council: For residents subscribing to the Council’s garden waste service, collections will re-start in the week commencing Monday 2 March 2015, following the winter shutdown. Your green licence is valid for collections up until the end of March 2015, so please leave it affixed to your bin. You will need to renew […]

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Garden visit and BBQ with Ryedale Walking Group

On Sunday 20th July, Jane will lead a 7.5 mile easy+ graded walk for Ryedale Walking Group, from Terrington Village Hall, starting at 10.00am.  After the walk there is an optional RHS Open Garden Visit to a well known garden at Rewela Cottage, Skewsby, where home-made teas will be available (admittance £3.50).  Jane will lead […]

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Rewela Cottage garden open for charity

Some days at least have been sunny of late, and the garden visiting season is in full swing. Rewela Cottage in Skewsby, open to visitors on Sunday July 20 under the National Garden Scheme, sounds well worth a visit.  Feedback from previous openings includes such comments as “Extraordinary and humbling, well worth the journey”; “An […]

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Gardens Open for Charity: Basin Howe Farm

New this year  to the long list of gardens open for charity under the National Garden Scheme is Basin Howe Farm in Sawdon (en route to Scarborough). Overlooking the Wolds on a limestone ridge this site has a bronze age burial mound. The gardens have a lovely atmosphere. They cover 3 acres, with box parterre […]

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Gardens open for charity 2014

The guide to Yorkshire gardens open for charity under the National Garden Scheme this year can be picked up, free, from Daisy Garden Centre. The first openings of the year were in February, and there are a few in March, but the scheme doesn’t really get going until April, with June and July, not surprisingly, […]

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Spring is here, gardens are open

Well the snow cleared pretty quickly, temperatures are rising, and somehow spring seems to be in the air.  And confirming that, I saw today that the 2013 guide to gardens open for charity under the National Garden Scheme is now available, and what’s more, the first opening of the year is this weekend, and within […]

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Yorkshire in Bloom – Kirkbymoorside Result

Kirkbymoorside Silver Gilt Rose Award Spring Medal Position – Silver Gilt       Summer Medal Position – Silver Gilt Introduction Kirbymoorside in Bloom enjoys good support from all sectors of the community and they work hard to ensure the town is an attractive place to live and work. The group has a full calendar of events and […]

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Gardens open for charity

If you want to escape the more manic razzamatazz of the Jubilee, why not try a visit to the gardens at Sleightholmedale Lodge in Fadmoor (YO62 7JG).  Open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday and Monday (June 3 and 4), this lovely hillside garden is noted for its species tulips and meconopsis in early […]

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Diary of an allotment woman

Late May, sunshine at long last, and it’s Sunday, so one man goes to mow. Before I met Allotment Man, the wild tangle of weeds that I fondly called a garden got quite a lot of attention – that is, I sat and looked at it – but not much action. In particular, I would […]

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Garden open this weekend

This is a risky suggestion, given our current weather patterns, but if you feel like visiting an ‘open garden’ over the holiday weekend, our nearest is Terrington House, open on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.  Sat nav users, the postcode is YO60 6PU. The house boasts a formal garden set in 3 acres […]

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Gardens open for charity

There are three gardens opening for charity this year under the National Gardens Scheme which are very close to Kirkbymoorside, and two of them are open very soon. Friars Hill in Sinnington, a one and a half acre plantswoman’s garden containing over 2500 varieties of perennials and bulbs, with year round colour, is open next […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden Spring Fair

Helmsley Walled Garden is now open for the new season, and is holding a Spring Fair on Saturday 24th March 2012 from 10.30am to 4.00pm. In addition to the official opening of the Garden’s new Plant Centre, there will be chocolate, tombola and craft stalls, and the Plant Centre shop will be open, selling plants […]

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Gardens Open for Charity

Some lovely sunny weather at the weekend suggested that summer was on its way, and thoughts turned to outdoor activities, like visiting gardens open for charity. The National Gardens Scheme, now in its 85th year, will co-ordinate the opening of no less than 3800 gardens across the country this year, adding to the £22 million […]

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