Leading garden plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage is expecting a busy week during National Gardening Week 13th – 19th April, with 6 talks, 3 National Plant Collection® open days, 3 plant fairs, 1 visit and the national AGM.
Writing About Art: Readers’ Day at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, Saturday 25th April 10.30am to 4.00pm
Literary event organized by the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
The Writing About Art: Readers’ Day is an opportunity to meet your favourite authors and like-minded readers. Hear about their most recent novels and to share your response to their work. Meet three inspiring writers, Esther Freud, Patrick Gale and Michèle Roberts to discuss the relationship between visual art and literature.
Set in a stunning location towering over the River Nidd stands Knaresborough Castle, one of the North’s most impressive castles. The Castle, open to visitors from 25 March, was originally built 900 years ago. King John, Edward I and II lavished money to create this Royal Castle, which boasts a beautiful King’s Tower, dry moat and walls with 12 towers.
Walkers who enjoy soaking up the wonderful views of the Cleveland Way National Trail can now enjoy a beer inspired by the popular route. ‘Striding the Riding’ is being brewed by Helmsley Brewing Company and will be officially launched at the Guisborough Beer Festival on Saturday 11 April 2015. The brewery will make a donation from the sale of each cask to contribute to the upkeep and promotion of the Cleveland Way.
A recent action day to tackle illegal off-road motorised activity in the North York Moors National Park has been praised by members of the public. Representatives from the National Park Authority, Forestry Commission and North Yorkshire Police received many positive comments from cyclists, walkers and horse riders who were pleased that steps were being taken to prevent trail bikes and 4×4 vehicles using footpaths and bridleways in the area.
Young people from the 1st Marston Moor Scout troop have been praised for their help and hard work to care for the North York Moors National Park. The scouts, from Tockwith in North Yorkshire, have been coming out once a month since October to plant trees, cut back overgrown vegetation and improve drainage on footpaths. As well as undertaking practical tasks, the girls and boys have also learnt about the area’s different habitats and wildlife.
North Yorkshire County Council’s leader, Cllr John Weighell, has signalled the start of construction work on the Bedale bypass in an official sod-cutting ceremony.