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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 Spring trail 2017

“Poems in the Pinetum”

Many of our visitors tell us that they come to the Pinetum to enjoy the peace and quiet, and simply, because they enjoy being here. So, for this trail, we have chosen some well-known poems to give a focus on some of the trees and views in the collection. The route consists of 9 stops, each with a different poem to read, and starting from the Visitor Centre, it will take around an hour to follow.

We hope that like Wordsworth, you  will reflect as you wander around the beautiful Pinetum.

A.E. Housman   Loveliest of trees… 

Cherry Tree Avenue, Bedgebury

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.

The trail starts from the visitor centre and is available every day until the end of May. Pick up a FREE accompanying seasonal guide from the Information Office.  Standard admissions fees apply, and the trail is free.

Last updated: 10th March 2017

Contact

Bedgebury Office

01580 879820
bedgebury@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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