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How To Find UsYou will find Thorp Perrow Arboretum on the Bedale to Ripon road, just south of Bedale, North Yorkshire, some 4 miles from Leeming Bar on the A1.
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Visitor InformationWheelchair Bookings
The Arboretum is accessible to wheelchairs. Disabled toilets are available at the tearoom and the Bird Centre. Electric wheelchairs are available (at a charge of £1) but must be pre-booked.
We welcome dogs in the arboretum but they must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the Bird Centre or Mammal Centre, however facilities are available there to secure them safely.
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Opening TimesSpring, Summer & Autumn
Daily from 10am - 5pm.
(Mid-February to 13th November)
Meet the Owls at 11.30am
Flying Displays at 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Winter (From 14th November to Mid-February)
Daily from 11am - 3pm.
Meet the Owls at 11.30am (until schools return after Christmas break), Flying Display at 1.30pm (all winter, weather dependant)
R.H.S. Members (Free With Card with *, except on Special Event Days)
January, February, July, September and December Only.
Arboretum and Bird of Prey Centre:
Family (2 + 2)
Family (2 + 3)
Child (4-16) £12.50
Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
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Curator's 'Plant of the Month'
Galanthus is a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous perennial herbaceous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae. The plants have two linear leaves and a single small white drooping bell shaped flower.
Snowdrops have been known since the earliest times under various names but were named Galanthus in 1753. The word Galanthus is Greek and translated is ‘gála’ "milk" and ánthos’ "flower", ‘nivalis is derived from the latin meaning ‘of the snow’. The word "Snowdrop" could be derived from the German ‘Schneetropfen’ “Snow-drop”, the tear drop shaped pearl earrings popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Other, earlier, common names include Candlemas bells, Fair maids of February and White ladies.
The genus Galanthus is native to Europe and the Middle East. Galanthus nivalis and some other species valued as ornamentals have become widely naturalized in Europe, North America and other regions. Galanthus nivalis is the best-known and most widespread representative of the genus Galanthus.
Galanthus grows best in woodland, in acid or alkaline soil, though some are grassland or mountain species. They naturalise relatively easily forming large drifts. Galanthus plants are relatively vigorous and may spread rapidly by forming bulb offsets. They also spread by dispersal of seed, animals disturbing bulbs, and water if flooding disturbs them. Celebrated as a sign of spring, snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised.
Sometimes known as ‘Deaths Flower’, this probably stems from the fact that these little flowers can cause death if the bulb is eaten. As with a lot of plants Snowdrops used in the correct doses can also have benefits to our health as humans. Galantamine is extracted from the plant and used to help treat our nervous systems. It is commonly used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s.
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