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.
Know before you go
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 accessThere 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).