Get ready to be spooked!
The award-winning Ghosts in the Gardens is returning to York this autumn.
This ghostly trail around the city returns thanks to the York BID (Business Improvement District).
And this year’s trail will feature even more ghosts than ever before.
The translucent 3D sculptures are skilfully formed from wire mesh by York design company, Unconventional Design. Visitors can expect to see monks, vikings, and even a phantom peacock.
The 39 sculptures will be installed in 14 different locations across the city. New venues this year include Shambles and the Castle Museum.
The ghost venues
- Museum Gardens
- The Artists Garden
- Treasurer’s House
- Merchant Adventurers’ Hall
- Middletons Hotel
- St Anthony’s Garden
- Barley Hall
- Clifford’s Tower
- the Judges Lodgings
- the Castle Museum
- the Edible Wood and Library Lawn.
Ghosts in the Gardens is a free and family-friendly activity for all ages and is a great way to experience York’s rich history and folklore.
The trail will run from Saturday, 23 September to Sunday, 12 November. The trail won the Best Place-Marketing Award at a national placemaking conference last year.
Carl Alsop, operations manager at York BID, said: “We’re thrilled to bring back Ghosts in the Gardens for its third year.
“This event is a great way to experience York’s history in a unique way and learn about some of the city’s past residents.”
Clare Palmer, creative director at Unconventional Designs, said “it’s a real privilege to provide the sculptures for this unique project. Our talented artists enjoy making them and seeing them enjoyed by so many visitors.”