Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

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United Kingdom

Institution Code: BEDGE

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest
Park Lane
Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent
TN17 2SL United Kingdom

Telephone: 0300 067 4479
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kristina Sodomkova
    Curator's Name: Daniel Luscombe
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Liz Randall
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1925
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 130 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 130 Hectares
  • Total Area: 100 Hectares
    Latitude: 51.0751
    Longitude: 0.4556
    Annual Rainfall: 600 mm
    Altitude: 140.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Lynford Arboretum Nr Munford Norfolk

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 130
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 50000
    Number of Volunteers: 50

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1975
  • Special Collections:A comprehensive collection of coniferous trees, Cephalotaxaceae, Cupressaceae, Ginkgoaceae, Pinaceae, Podocarpaceae, Taxaceae, Taxodiaceae, Juniperus, x Cupressocyparis and Taxus
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes