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Bedgebury National Pinetum

Bedgebury Pinetum

 

 

 

The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is the finest collection of conifers on one site in the world. 

The 300 acre Pinetum contains over 12,000 trees and shrubs (including 1,800 different species) from across five continents, many of them rare and endangered. 

As well as playing an important scientific role in international conservation, the National Pinetum is a beautiful and tranquil place to walk, picnic and enjoy nature away from the stresses of everyday life.

Map of the Pinetum

Please keep all dogs on leads and under control in the National Pinetum. Sorry, no cycles or horses in the Pinetum at any time.

Audio Trail

Why not discover the Pinetum for yourself by downloading our audio trail (ZIP, 12.4MB)?  Right click on the link above and choose "Save Target As."  (It's also available on MP3 players which you can hire from the Visitor Centre)

A Pinetum for all seasons

Each season offers different experiences and pleasures:

Bedgebury pinetum. KentWinter - a light dusting of snow or a sharp frost transforms the Pinetum into a winter wonderland.
Spring - a kaleidoscope of azaleas, daffodils, rhododendrons and bluebells.
Summer - the many giant specimens cast deep shadows and dappled shade, creating a cool oasis in the warmth of the sun.
Autumn - the fiery leaves and brilliant berries are in sharp contrast to the background of rich green conifers.

The National Pinetum at Bedgebury and the National Arboretum at Westonbirt together form the National Arboreta, managed by the Forestry Commission.


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