A Tree Identification Day lead by Dr Morna Knottenbelt will include a lecture on tree identification to include garden trees, native woodland trees & trees of Designed Landscapes which include exotic trees from all over the world. Printed notes will be provided as well as recommendations of suitable trees for gardens, a list of reference books on trees generally & websites with useful information.
The walled garden, acquired in 2013, has been planted with extensive herbaceous borders with roses, shrubs and unusual plants. A tour here will look at trees planted there in the last 8 years & a discussion of their use & potential within suburban gardens. After lunch, there will be a tour of the Designed Landscape of Carbeth which surrounds the walled garden.
Morna retired from work as a veterinary surgeon in the Wirral & moved home to Scotland in 2012. She has been an active tree enthusiast for many years & held a very successful Tree ID Day for volunteers from Scotland’s Garden & Landscape Heritage.
The cost is £40 for members and £45 for non-members. Tea coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring weather appropriate clothing.