Acomb Green


It’s now the school holidays, the best ones of all, the long summer holidays. (Though as I recall they never seemed long enough and September and school came around again too quickly.)

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The path through the allotments

A few evenings back I headed over towards Scarcroft stray, remembering once wandering through the allotments there, and inspired to retrace my steps by memories emailed from the US.

Audrey wrote:

At Scarcroft Rd … across the road were the allotments where local people had little patches and … More …

Museum Gardens: people

March 2011

Museum Gardens, visitors, summer 2007

A great deal of effort has gone into this place, since the Yorkshire Philosophical Society took on the site in the early 19th century, and in its more recent management by the local authority and York Museums … More …

Museum Gardens: wildlife

March 2011

Squirrel, July 2007

The mature natural landscape of the gardens supports many species, but the ones we notice most are squirrels and pigeons, these days. I sat down on a bench in the gardens one morning in January and attracted the attention … More …

Museum Gardens: buildings

March 2011

King's Manor and Tempest Anderson Hall, from Museum Gardens

One of my favourite areas is beyond the ruins and the concrete paths, where the view outwards has the buildings of the King’s Manor site huddling together on the boundary, the work of … More …

Rowntree Park

May 2009

Sculpture in Rowntree Park
Sculpture in Rowntree Park

Rowntree Park isn’t near where I live, so it’s a while since I visited, though at least one website visitor has recommended I should. It’s changed a … More …