The award-winning Ghosts in the Gardens has another successful autumn!

(c) Gareth Buddo

York BID enjoyed another successful autumn of Ghosts in the Gardens; a popular trail that sees eerie figures residing in York’s beautiful city centre gardens.

This year’s trail featured even more ghosts than ever before, with 39 translucent 3D sculptures skillfully formed from wire mesh by local design company, Unconventional Designs. Visitors saw monks, Vikings, painters, archers, and even a phantom peacock!

The sculptures were installed in 14 different locations across the city: Museum Gardens, The Artists’ Garden, Treasurer’s House, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Middletons Hotel, St Anthony’s Garden, Barley Hall, Shambles, Clifford’s Tower, The Judge’s Lodging, DIG, Castle Museum Mill, 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 won the ‘Best Place’ marketing award at a national placemaking conference last year.

Carl Alsop, Operations Manager at York BID, said:

“We’re thrilled with the success of Ghosts in the Gardens in its third year; we had over 19,000 visits to the web page throughout the event and a wealth of great feedback. 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.”

For more information about Ghosts in the Gardens, please visit the dedicated project webpage.