Photo of pine trees (D Attwood)

pine trees (D Attwood)

Conifers at Bedgebury Pinetum

Location: Bedgebury Pinetum , Bedgebury Rd, Goudhurst , KENT, TN17 2SJ
Field studies amongst the largest collection of conifers in the UK. Linked to previous day.

Event details

Meeting point

Bedgebury Pinetum Visitors’ Centre Map Ref: TQ 712330 (car parking is £13). We will try and organise shared transport (and hence parking) as far as possible on the Saturday.

Date

Time
10am - 4pm
A static map of Conifers at Bedgebury Pinetum

About the event

Weather permitting we shall slowly complete a circuit of the Pinetum.  Along this route we will encounter all the genera that we studied on Saturday 23rd November (and more).  We shall have the opportunity to consider a variety of species within most of the genera (though this will be kept to a maximum of three or so in most of the bigger genera, to avoid overload!) We shall stop briefly en route for a picnic. If the weather is particularly unpleasant we may complete the circuit and the course slightly faster and return to the visitors’ centre for a late lunch.  Here there are toilets and a café.  There is one toilet en route around the Pinetum.

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Identify several of the commonly found conifers and some unusual ones

Led by Ros Bennett, Botanist

Suitable for beginners and improvers. If you are not attending the linked study day on 23rd November it would be an advantage to be already acquainted with the main generic characteristics, though these will be revised repeatedly during the day.

Booking

Phone number

01622 662012

Price

Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Suitable for

Adults

Know before you go

Dogs

Under effective control
Dogs are permitted but may not be appropriate for this activity.

Mobility

The route does leave the paths and involves some rough/hilly terrain. Some rough walking at a brisk pace between species. Wheelchair users are welcome but will have to miss large parts of the route and there is one steep section - companion recommended.

Wheelchair access

There is a wheelchair-accessible path around the Pinetum.

What to bring

Notebook, pencil, hand lens x10 (available for purchase at £8.75), binoculars if you have them, packed lunch/drink, suitable warm and waterproof outdoor clothing/footwear for weather/conditions. Tree guide (optional).

Parking information

£13 per car

Facilities

Toilets
Cafe/refreshments
Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012