Autumn Open Day

Autumn Open Day
Saturday 7 October 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm

Visit the Nursery and purchase your Autumn bedding plants from the new season range including pansies, violas and primulas. Filled planters and baskets will be on sale.

Choose from a good selection of alpines, perennials, shrubs and herbs.

Tea, coffee and homemade cake will be available

 

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Lord Mayor visits Nursery on Heritage Open Day

On September 9 York's Lord Mayor, Councillor Barbara Boyce, visited the Nursery on its Heritage Open Day.

Jo Sullivan-Jones welcomes York's Lord Mayor to the Nursery

During her visit the Mayor drove the Nursery's Lister diesel loco LoweCo on the two-foot gauge railway. As well as plant sales the public were offered driver experience on the Nursery's railway.

A smiling Lord Mayor after driving the Nursery's diesel loco

This is the third visit by a Lord Mayor of York since the Nursery was reopened in 2009, the last being in 2016 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Nursery. The next open days are 7 October and 9 December between 10am and 3pm. View more photographs of the Heritage Open Day.

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Heritage open day

Poppleton Community Railway Nursery is holding a Heritage Open Day and Sale on Saturday 9th September 2017 from 10am-4pm. There will be an opportunity to book a slot to learn to drive our narrow gauge railway engine under supervision. The Lord Mayor of York will make a morning visit. Herbs, alpines, perennials, autumn bedding plants and shrubs will be on sale. Tea, coffee and home made cake will be available.

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Nursery website gets revamp

Nursery web site

The Nursery website has been given a revamp. Andrew Gillat at Cicada Studio in Queensland, Australia has designed a new website using the Joomla Content Management software package. The new website gives better readability on mobile phones and tablet devices as well as more conventional computers. Updating the site is easier as an authorised user can access the site on any device with a network connection - even a mobile phone!

 

 

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National Garden Railway Show at Peterborough

National Garden Railway Show at Peterborough

Bob Brook, David Dawson and Tim Elsworth took the Nursery's model railway to the National Garden Railway Show at Peterborough Arena on 8 April. Over the winter the team has been overhauling and improving the layout for the event.

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