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15 June 2009 David Pope

On 6th November, eight tree wardens travelled to Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent to view its collection of conifers and also see some wonderful examples of autumn coloured maples.


Especially interesting was a Redwood cultivar, very narrow, tall and pointed, unlike any other Redwood and a massive Leyland Cypress hedge which made an excellent backdrop for a silver birch, showing the bark to its full potential.

There is a main trail of about one mile but lots more to see off-trail.  Bicycles are available for hire if required. The visitor centre is well worth a visit, serving piping hot cups of tea, soup and homemade cakes.

This would be a great venue for the S. E. Forum next year.

Visit to Bedgebury Pinetum