Thursday, 7 July 2011

Bishopthorpe is ‘Blooming Lovely’

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

The section entitled ‘Summer at Bishopthorpe Gardens’ can be viewed at

This is the second of four seasonal updates about the flora and fauna habitats within Bishopthorpe Palace. It is hoped that this resource will not only appeal to gardening enthusiasts and 'twitchers' but all those with a general interest in the environment.

Written by the Head Gardener, it features the flowerbeds in full bloom, news that the Minster Rose is on its way to Bishopthorpe and the planting of six Wellingtonia Redwoods. The Palace Grounds have also recently been designated a Site of Interest for Nature Conservation.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “It is thanks to the efforts of the gardeners that the grounds continue to look so good. In summer, there is always so much colour in the garden, which is a joy to see”

Eleanor Course 

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