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Autumn - my favourite season

Virginian Maple Planted in Celebration of the Year of the Environment

Thursday 20th October 2011

As part of his Year of the Environment celebrations, the Archbishop of York today has invited people to view online the Autumn update from Bishopthorpe Gardens.

The section entitled ‘Autumn at Bishopthorpe Gardens’, can be viewed here.

This is the third seasonal update about the flora and fauna habitats within the grounds at Bishopthorpe Palace.

Written by Garry O’Reagan, the Head Gardener, it features the introduction of spring bulbs in preparation for next year, the tree chosen to celebrate the Year of the Environment planted by the Archbishop, clutches of eggs hatched from the bird boxes and the squirrels busy burying conkers in the lawn.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “Autumn is a wonderful season, a time of harvest and a time of thanksgiving for what nature gives us”.


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