The Green Man Trail was conceived by Riponian and ex-Mayor Paul Freeman with invaluable help from the Spa Gardens Forum and Harrogate Borough Council's Parks Services. But the Green Men plaques could not have come to the Spa Gardens without the support, sponsorship and generosity of the following people and organisations whom Paul Freeman and the Spa Gardens Forum wish to thank:

Schools: Businesses:
Greystone Community Primary A E Duffield & Sons Ltd (Road Contractors)
Holy Trinity Church of England Infant D M McFarlane (Dental Practice)
Holy Trinity Church of England Junior The Golden Lion
Moorside Infant K A Anderson (Metal Recyclers)
Moorside Juniors King William IV (King Billy)
St. Wilfrid's Catholic Primary Nick Price (Eura Audit UK Ltd)
  Ripon Spa Hotel
Local community groups and individuals: The Royal Oak
  Sun Parlour Cafe
Lauryn, Jasmine and Luke Ambler T & R Wiliamson Ltd (Paint Manufacturer)
Connie and John Farrer The Turks Head
Paul Freeman
Martin Gabriel
Ripon City Morris Dancers
Ripon Spa Bowls Club

Creative contributions:

Bird Box by John Taylor wood craftsman of Ripon
Greenwood Heads by Kirsty Greenwood
Painted Green Man (on the toolshed door) by Paul R Godden, Ripon Artist
Welcome Stone (at the main gates) by H A Green and Sons (Stonemasons) Ripon

Special thanks to InterPrint Limited for printing and sponsoring Green Man Trail Leaflets and to Sue Wood (Horticultural Officer at Harrogate Borough Council) for providing some of the photographs used on this web site.

The Green Man Trail site is part of Chas Marshall's Traditional Folk Music, Dance and Customs website.