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

  • 11 Sep 2016
  • From 8am
  • Goudhurst

Seed Collecting Expedition – Photography Trail

Daily from 16 June – 11 September 2016

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

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.

For more information please call the Bedgebury Office on 01580 879820 or email bedgebury@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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