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Heritage Day Railway Event

Informal Railway Event 7 September 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Heritage Open Day

7 September 2019 10:00am to 4:00pm

Informal railway event 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Buy One Get One Free Bedding Sale Open Day

7 July 2019 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Summer Open Day

1 June 2019 10:00am to 4:00pm

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St Crux Church Hall Sale

22 May 10:00am to 4:00pm at St Crux Church Hall, York

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Spring Open Day

27 April 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Polycarbonate sheets donated to Nursery

Many thanks to Stage One Creative Services of Marston Business Park who have donated 50 polycarbonate sheets to the nursery. These will be used in the new hardening off area currently being built at the Railway Nursery. 

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Early Spring Open Day 2019

10th Anniversay Celebration

30 March 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Nursery awarded Duke of York's Community Initiative

The Nursery has been awarded the Duke of York’s Community Initiative. This is a Royal Award presented to community projects based in Yorkshire. The schemes need to be owned, developed and led by the people they serve. The schemes should be of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.The Award lasts for five years, after which reapplication can be made.

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2019 Sales Dates

The 2019 Sales Dates are now available on the Plant Sales page. As well as the normal sales there are dates celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Poppleton Community Railway Nursery on 30 March and the return of the St Crux sale on 22 May.

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Christmas Open Day

8 December 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Autumn Open Day

6 October 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Heritage Open Day

Saturday 8 September 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Volunteer Coordinator

Applications are open for the post of Volunteer Coordinator. View job description below.


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Bloom! Festival and Railway Evening

The Nursery took part in the Bloom! Festival celebrating 250 years of the Ancient Society of York Florists. The Nursery was open for three days and a narrow gauge railway truck decorated with plants was displayed on York Railway Station. During the festival, the nursery celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the Nursery's narrow gauge railway with a railway evening featuring its own motive power and two locomotives and a brake van from the Ripon & District Light Railway.

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View Stuart Chapman's Video of 30th Anniversary Evening

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Bloom! Festival Open Days

Saturday 7 July 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Buy One Get One Free Bedding Plant Sale 2018

Saturday 30 June 10am to 4pm

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Nursery in Heritage Railway Magazine

The June 2018 issue of Heritage Railway magazine contains a short article about the Poppleton Nursery Railway. Written by Stuart Chapman, the article gives a short history of the site and mentions the July Open Evening.

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Summer Open Day 2018

Saturday 2 June 10am to 4pm

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Railway Evening Booking Details

Railway Evening Booking Details

We regret that the Railway Evening is Sold Out.

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