News and Events in 2019
On a very wet day Dave Emley led a select group on a wildlife walk from Chancellor's to Keele Hall. We were lucky to encounter the first Redwings of the winter when a flock of 50+ were feeding just below Keele Hall.
A group from Plant Heritage was led around the cherry collection by Graham Lees, Dave Emley and Peter Thomas.
Dave Emley and Peter Thomas led a group of 20 around some of the cherries in our National Collection. Very enjoyable if a little damp! Here we are looking at Prunus x yedoensis 'Somei-yoshino'; the most widely-planted cherry in Japan.
As part of the Green Festival week, Dave Emley led a party to the Memorial Garden to look at some early cherries; plus a few other things! The party is seen here admiring Prunus 'Pink Giant'. Photo by Zoe Robinson.
The new arboretum website has been launched. With over 550 pages and 800+ images it is a large site by any standards. It contains details of the National Collection of Flowering Cherries as well as pages on all our flora and fauna as well as two virtual nature trails. Enjoy!!