Gardens & Arboreta

Dendrological collections of interest, with a focus on oak collections

Congrove Arboretum

When Christine and Ben Battle moved into Congrove Cottage in Upton Cheyney, near the city of Bath in the United Kingdom, they did not know the property concealed an old arboretum planted over 100 years prior to their arrival.

Evergreen Oaks at Caerhays Estate

Charles Williams describes the evergreen oaks in Caerhays' collection, many of which are historic plants resulting form seed collected in the wild.

For upwards of twenty years, Shaun Haddock has been planting oaks at the Arboretum de la Bergerette in southwest France, during which time at least 200 species of oak have already been trialled outdoors. This report initially appeared on the Journal of the Society, International Oaks No. 23.

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