The Beale Arboretum NGS Open Day Sunday
Sunday, May 15, 2016
The Beale Arboretum is looking ready for the open day on Sunday.
Here is the Korean spruce Picea abies ‘Acrocona’ with a large number of fresh pink cones as well as last season’s brown ones.
The dogwoods are almost ready to come out, a couple more warm days and they will be looking great. This is Cornus kousa ‘Venus’.
On the other hand the baby fastigiate hornbeam, Carpinus betulus ‘Globus’ is looking brilliant, such a dinky tree, and perfectly symmetrical.
The crab apple collection is doing well in the spring sunshine, here is Malus x schiedeckerii Hillieri, the Hillier’s crab apple.
The Golden Hornet Crab apple, Malus ‘Golden Hornet’ always produces a prodigious number of fruit, and this season looks like no exception.
Tours of one hour around the arboretum on the Open Day will be carried out by Trevor Beale, Grant Cook and Andrew Beale.
The NGS Open Day runs this Sunday 15th May from 2-5pm, admission £5 in aid of charity, children free.
Andrew Beale, Managing Director
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