Snook 1️⃣1️⃣: Secret Garden (‘Mistlethwaite’)

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Created by: Amy Bourbon

Sponsored by: York Museum Gardens

Wander into the whimsy with Secret Garden Mistlethwaite, our green-thumbed Snook friend. Bursting with life and the secrets of hidden gardens, this Snook invites you to discover the enchanting tales that bloom in the most unexpected places. It's a journey of growth, renewal, and the sheer wonder of nature's stories.

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Meet the Artist

Amy Bourbon

I have been involved in several trails across the UK, completing 21 sculptures so far. I have always hoped to be able to take part in a York trail as I have a strong family connection with this beautiful city. My York born grandmother would have been so proud to see my work out in York so it will mean a great deal for me to see my Snook sculpture in York Museum Gardens. I am thrilled to be playing even just a small part in raising money for St Leonards Hospice. It is a privilege to be involved!

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Meet the Sponsor

York Museum Gardens

The Yorkshire Museum showcases some of Britain's finest Roman, Viking, Medieval and Jurassic finds within the beautiful historic setting of the Museum Gardens. The gardens welcome over 1.3 million visitors a year and it is a brilliant place for a Snook to be found reading a book. Along with the support for St Leonard's Hospice this is a great project to be involved in.

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Trail Leaflet & Map ▸

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St. Leonard's Hospice, our esteemed charity partner for The Snooks Trail, is a highly regarded organization dedicated to serving the communities of York and North Yorkshire for over 35 years.