Walk through the Pinetum to see this beautiful photographic exhibition and learn more about Bedgebury’s important conservation work, and what happens on our seed collecting expeditions.

  • 8am until close
  • Goudhurst

Seed Collecting Expedition – Photography Trail

Tuesday 20 September 2016
Wednesday 21 September 2016
Thursday 22 September 2016
Friday 23 September 2016
Saturday 24 September 2016
Sunday 25 September 2016

Walk through the Pinetum to see this beautiful photographic exhibition and learn more about Bedgebury’s important conservation work, and what happens on our seed collecting expeditions.

In September 2015, a team from Bedgebury successfully completed a three week collaborative seed collecting expedition along the whole of the Pacific Northwest coast (USA).                    They gathered wild seed from some of the world’s tallest, oldest and rarest trees as part of Bedgebury’s international tree conservation programme.

Bedgebury National Pinetum Dendrologist, Dan Luscombe, (project leader) and Operations Manager, John Allen, along with Luke Wallace from the Friends of Bedgebury were joined by partners from Westonbirt National Arboretum and University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. The team also had the invaluable support of the United States Forest Services and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Los Angeles.

This stunning outdoor exhibition comprising 12 large scale photographs will be sympathetically displayed in a beautiful setting within the National Pinetum. The photographs will show the Bedgebury team’s journey along the Pacific Northwest coast (USA), focussing particular attention on some of the magnificent species that were seen, as well as the process and purpose for collecting the wild seeds.

Some of the species can also be seen in the Pinetum collection as you follow the trail, and a supporting guide will be available from the Information Office providing information relating to each photograph.

VENUE: Bedgebury Pinetum, Park Ln, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, TN17 2SJ

The trail starts from the visitor center where you can pick up a free supporting trail guide containing information relating to each photograph in the exhibition.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and time of year.  Dogs Welcome.

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