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Whether you have a particular interest in trees or not, there are few places as peaceful and relaxing as Bedgebury Pinetum. A great place for a leisurely stroll on a warm Summer afternoon, but for those with an interest in pine this is a treasure-trove.

The pinetum was established in 1924 after it was decided that Kew, with its air pollution and poor soil, was unsuitable for the purpose. It has grown over the years to become one of the finest collections in the country, if not the world, with its many thousands of specimens well documented.

As one would expect, it has a fine collection of Wellingtonia. Not the largest examples in the country as they are still relatively young at around 90 years old, but they are certainly sturdy and worthy examples. Naturally, you will also find a collection of Coast Redwood, and a few Dawn Redwood in the "swamp" area.
 

Thanks to John for sending pictures from his recent return visit to Bedgebury. John says "I didn't have my tape measure but WOW these trees have grown in 5 years."

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