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Savill was a glorious venue for a day trip

The Royal Estate, Windsor: The Savill Garden and Valley Gardens On  16 May 2018 we travelled to Windsor to view the recently upgraded facilities at the 14-hectare Savill Gardens and to tour the magnificent arboreal and floristic display. We were met by Mr Harvey Stephens, the deputy keeper, who gave us an outline of the…

A successful trip to Yorkshire in October 2017

Excursion to Yorkshire We left Hollingbourne at eight o’clock on the morning of October 9th and arrived at Ripley Castle for a splendid and life- sustaining lunch. We walked around the gardens with a knowledgeable gardener and we viewed a lake fed by three rivers; an unidentified yellow-berried holly; a Wellingtonia and some yews. The…

Scotney Castle was a great day trip

Scotney Castle On our final excursion of 2017, twenty-five members visited Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst on an unusually warm, sunny day in October. We were met by three guides at the ticket office and were led first to Bastion View to marvel at the garden vista set before us, dominated by the ruins of the…

Long Trip to Herefordshire 8-11 Oct 2018

KMOTT Long Trip to Herefordshire Mon 8 October – Thursday 11 October 2018 We are delighted to invite KMOTT members on our long trip to Herefordshire this October. Whilst Hereford itself is lacking suitable hotels, we have found and reserved a good hotel as our base near Ross-on-Wye at Penyard House. Here we will have…

Sheffield Park Day Trip Weds 14th November 2018

Our final day trip of 2018 will be on November the 14th when we go to Sheffield Park to enjoy the autumn colour. This will be by coach like our first trip. The gardens feature some spectacular trees including a 140-year old Redwood and an old Thuja with the branches bending down to the ground…

Day Trip to Bedgebury Pinetum Weds 18 July 2018

  We hope to have a guide for our tour of Bedgebury Pinetum on the 18th of July 2018 where we will see some of the younger trees. As you will know, The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is one of the most complete collections of conifers on one site anywhere in the world. It contains…

Savill Gardens Day Trip Weds 16 May 2018

    The garden is part of Windsor Great Park. The plan is to go by coach, have lunch at Savill followed by a guided tour of Valley Gardens, one of the many gardens in the park. Lunch is not included in the price of the trip, but the cafe offers a wide menu, or…

KMOTT AGM 2018

Our members are welcome to attend The Kent Men of the Trees Annual General Meeting Saturday 21st April 2018 at 2.30pm At Egerton Village Hall, Elm Close, Egerton TN27 9DS After the official business we will be delighted to introduce our Guest Speaker, Berty Van Hensbergen, a global expert in sustainable forest management.

Canterbury Cemetery day trip Wednesday 19th July 2017

Here are the directions for our day trip next Wednesday 19th July, to explore the trees in Canterbury Cemetery, as recommended by the guest speaker at our AGM, Owen Johnson. The plan is to meet at 2.30 at the main entrance (on the south side of the Cemetery). The main entrance on Westgate Court Avenue….

KMOTT 2017 AGM reminder

Our members are welcome to attend The Kent Men of the Trees Annual General Meeting Saturday 15th April 2017 at 2.30pm At Egerton Village Hall, Elm Close, Egerton TN27 9DS After the official business we will be delighted to introduce our Guest Speaker, Owen Johnson. As registrar to the National Tree Register, which notifies all…