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Seasonal Trail

Bedgebury's Seasonal Trails

Follow our regular seasonal trail around the Pinetum. The trails change with each new season and each one focuses on a new subject that gets you closer to the trees and brings alive the important conservation work that we carry out right in the heart of our outstanding conifer collection.

 Bedgebury Pinetum

Image David Jenner Photography ©2015

Bedgebury Autumn trail 2017

The contrast of stunning colours provided by the mix of deciduous and conifer trees against bright autumn skies creates wonderful reflections on the lakes in the beautiful and unique landscape of the Pinetum.

As well as playing an important scientific role in international conservation, many of the trees in the National Pinetum have been chosen for their form, colour or texture, and sometimes even their scent. With shades of red, chestnut, ochre and copper on view, visitors to Bedgebury Pinetum can enjoy a feast of autumn colour.

BedgeburyThis year, our Autumn trail will showcase 20 trees in the Pinetum that Bedgebury’s tree team have handpicked for looking particularly good throughout the season.

 The trail starts from the visitor centre, and we recommend that you either download or pick up an accompanying free guide to enhance the trail. The guide contains a map of the route, but it will also tell you all about the trees that you find along the way.

Westonbirt tree label.You might also like to try and find the tree labels which will help you identify them as you walk around. Each label contains details of the Latin, cultivar, and common name, country or area of origin, and the year it was planted in the collection.

The trail follows surfaced paths; some with gentle slopes. There is a steeper uphill slope on one section, and a gentle downward zigzag slope back to the Visitor Centre.

On selected days throughout September and October, and for a small fee, there will also be an opportunity to join one of a series of bookable led walks based around the autumn seasonal trail, with members of the Bedgebury team leading. Further details will be available on our events pages nearer the time.


Last updated: 17th October 2017


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