The Preston Twins – The Oldest Elm Trees in Britain.

The Preston Twins - The Oldest Elm Trees in Britain.

Julia and I are on a mission to seek out the Preston Twins, the oldest elms trees in Great Britain. They were planted/seeded around 1613, just over 400 years ago, and thanks to recent careful management have been looked after to avoid the terrible Elm Disease that is killing off mature elms in this country. […]

West Dean Arboretum with Tom Brown, Head Gardener

West Dean Arboretum with Tom Brown, Head Gardener

I am with Tom Brown, the head gardener of West Dean Gardens in West Sussex. Tom takes me to have a look at the lesser part of the fabulous gardens there, the Arboretum. It is autumn and the magnificent trees are changing colours. Join us as we stroll up the chalky slopes of the Southdowns […]