Lots of things to do with trees

Saturday 29th April All dayMeet The TreesVarious locations see below
Monday 1st May
Children’s Activities
Plant trees on our model of Sidmouth
Hear stories by local Author Jo Earlam
Take your children on a walk around Blackmore gardens and discover the lovely trees
Kennaway House Lawn
Guided walks 10:30 and 11:30
Stories 10:15, 11:15 and 12:15
Tuesday 2nd May
Talk by Ed Dolphin
“How Old Is That Tree”
This is a question we are often asked but the answer is not that simple.
Kennaway House Cellar Bar
Wednesday 3rd May 10:00 for 10:30-12:30Walk with Jon Freeman
Woodland Creation Officer for the Forestry Commission.”
Discover the secrets of Ashclyst Forest. Varied trees and habitats, history and archaeology too. Walk can be muddy in places!
20 spaces
Book Here
Ashclyst Forest
Parking and starting point at the main Forest Gate car park, Ashclyst Forest
Grid Ref SX 99964 99453
What Three Words location is W3W//chuckling.pools.cheaply
Thursday 4rh May 1400Talk by Anne Stobart

Trees and Shrubs for Health: The Medicinal Forest Garden’
‘Dr Anne Stobart is a retired medical herbalist and herb grower. She will talk about her experience in creating a medicinal forest garden, and outline some trees and shrubs that offer unexpected sources for health and well-being. She will also give some practical advice for anyone interested in growing and harvesting woody plants for self-help in common complaints.’

Anne Stobart

Kennaway House Cellar Bar

Friday 5th May
Private walk for the Aspie Group and Honiton Mental Health Charity

MEET THE TREES 2023 Morning 10.00 am – 12.00pm
Sheila Meades Virginia Cottage Broadway Morning
Opening Rear garden is a mix of herbaceous borders, mature shrubs, vegetable plot and wildlife pond. There are two trees of particular interest, a liquidambar and an acer.

Chris and Rebecca Lockyear Bickwell House, Stadway Meadow Morning and Afternoon Opening Wonderful sea view setting, Oak, Loquat and Liriodendron. Plus the opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of tree paintings inspired by the arboretum in their ‘Shell House’ by the oak tree. 10% of paintings sold will be donated to the arboretum.

Amanda and Michael Wilcock Convent Fields Afternoon Opening
A lovely garden which was only started in 2017. Previously grass and overgrown shrubs, this garden was designed for pollinators and all kinds of wildlife. Many types of maturing Birch and a Birch Walk, Acers, Magnolias and Prunus Accolade with dense and varied planting to complement the trees

Jon and Penny Ball  92 Peaslands Road Opening Afternoon
A mixed native hedge, Acers, Sorbus, wildflower planting in a very natural setting. A garden very much in harmony with nature

Diana East  Salcombe Hill Road Opening Afternoon
Garden of a total tree enthusiast! From the espalier apples in the front garden, to the pears, crab apples, and greenhouse vine, this is a fruit filled garden. Of particular interest are: Silver Birch, Oak, Magnolias, Crab Apples, red and yellow, Hornbeam and a new greenhouse built around existing vine. Also a remarkable borrowed landscape of Redwood and Monterrey Pine

Denise Rendell and Barbara Theisen  21 Coulsdon Road Opening Afternoon
Birches, Sorbus, Parrotia, Prunus (including a lovely serrula), Sambucus nigra, apple and plum trees. A beautiful crafted garden packed with trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers.” The owners provide you with the story of how the garden was developed

John and Jean Twibell  Farthing Wood, Broadway, open morning and afternoon, teas.
Many very large specimen trees, Persian Ironwood, Robinia, oaks, beeches, limes, possibly the largest field maple in Devon, pond, orchids and small wildflower meadow in a natural setting. National Collection of Artemisia

Robert and Lucy Chatwin  Woodhay Cottage, Salcombe Hill Road Morning Opening
Stylish modernised house with two distinct garden styles – South terrace with fountain, floral beds, Crab Apple, Olive, Birch and Magnolia and a second area, a Brazilian style garden with boardwalk and rich foliage planting plus Strawberry trees, Loquat, Mimosa and dark leaf Plum. A glorious cedar hot tub is set in the greenery!

Richard and Jayne Eley Barrington Villa, Salcombe Road Morning and Afternoon Opening
Beautiful and fascinating grade II listed historic house with ‘garden rooms’ packed with unusual and mature trees including Monkey Puzzle tree with a story, Acers, a rare Magnolia, Oak, Birches and Acers. Teas, coffee and toilet facilities for a delightful morning or afternoon interlude!

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