A collage of some of the works of art to be displayed at the Yorkshire Arboretum's exhibition.

The Yorkshire Arboretum will host a Botanical themed exhibition displaying the work of local artists later this summer.

From Friday 19th August to Sunday 11th September the Yorkshire Arboretum’s visitor centre will display the works of artists Corinne Young, Stef Mitchell and Lesley Seeger.

Each artist uses a different media for their work, but each will feature landscapes, flora and fauna in their pieces for the exhibition.


Inspired by the flowers and insects in her Wolds garden, as well as artefacts in historic houses, Corinne Young uses textiles to create her artwork.

Staithes based Stef Mitchell uses monoprints and folded books to tell her narrative.

Landscape painter Lesley Seeger, meanwhile, is said to be inspired by places off the beaten track where nature is strong. Her paintings reflect the changes in the landscape. 

Yorkshire Arboretum director, John Grimshaw, commented: “The natural world inspires all forms of art and it’s a delight for us to be able to showcase such a variety of work on a common theme, while highlighting the talents of Yorkshire artists.”

The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm every weekday, and from 10am to 4.30pm at weekends.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

Yorkshire Arboretum

The arboretum is made up of 120 acres of gardens, which comprise a collection of more than 6,000 trees from around the world as well as parkland, lakes and ponds. An onsite café, gift shop and a children’s wooden playground are also available.

Groups can explore the arboretum itself either independently or as part of a tour.

All group packages include free entry for GTOs and also a refreshment voucher for coach drivers.

Additionally, botanical and horticultural education activities, and arts and crafts workshops are available as part of the arboretum’s annual event programme.

For more information e-mail visit@yorkshirearboretum.org or visit www.yorkshirearboretum.org.