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Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 100 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe, in that it was the creation of one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 – 1977)

Situated in the Yorkshire Dales, not far from the historic town of Bedale, Thorp Perrow is an exciting place to explore offering something for everyone, and is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England. There are tree trails, a nature trail and a children’s trail, a large lake, picnic area and children’s play area. The Arboretum also embraces the Milbank Pinetum planted by Lady Augusta Milbank in the mid-nineteenth century, and the medieval Spring Wood dates back to the 16th century.

Opening Times
Spring, Summer & Autumn
Daily from 10am – 5pm.
Winter
Daily from 11am – 3pm.

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