April 2022 – Official opening of Jubilee Malus Avenue

The Lovell Quinta Arboretum is best known locally as a place of tranquil walks and internationally for its collection of rare and unusual shrubs and trees. Now, though, it’s appearing to a whole new audience as one of the locations chosen for new SKY drama The Rising.

Along with Tatton Park, the Capethorne Estate and the interior of Swettenham church, the Arboretum features in the new eight-part crime thriller which tells the story of Neve Kelly, who discovers she is dead. She realises she has been murdered and is determined to find her killer and get justice. Clara Rugaard who plays Neve and supporting actress Nenda Neururer were involved in the filming, which took place in the Arboretum in August 2021. The scenes, shot in the Reith Avenue, featured a meeting between the two characters and will be shown in one of the later episodes. The series is available now on SKY.

April 2022 – Official opening of Jubilee Malus Avenue

Regular visitors may have noticed our new feature – an avenue of Malus trees, planted to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the 60th anniversary of the Tatton Garden Society, the Arboretum’s owner. The avenue was officially opened by Lord Lieutenant Lady Alexis Redmond (above) on 21 April.

September 2021 – our Silent Space is open

Step into our Silent Space

We’ve joined the Silent Space project, designed to help people step away from the stress of the modern world and relax in quiet contemplation of nature. Find our Silent Space by turning left out of the main gate. You can find out more at the Silent Space website.

September 2021 – we’re in the October issue of Homes & Antiques

We’re back in the news as part of a lovely feature on arboreta in October’s Homes & Antiques magazine.

July 2021 – lake scheduled for renovation in 2022

Recent visitors may have noticed our lake looking a less than its best as water has been leaking through the lining. It is scheduled for renovation in 2022 and we hope it will be restored to its former glory as a focal point for the arboretum and a haven for wildlife.

May 2021 – we’re in the Knutsford Guardian

We recently helped Cheshire East tree officers plant trees to commemorate a much-missed colleague. You can read the full story here.

April 2021 – Oak collection awarded national status

Our collection of oaks has been awarded the status of a National Collection. The newly-accredited collection is one of only three oak National Plant Collections recognised by Plant Heritage, the charitable organisation which works to conserve the UK’s horticulture heritage. It’s also the only one in the north – the others being in Hampshire and Devon.

Most of the oaks at the Arboretum were planted by Sir Bernard Lovell, perhaps better known as the founder of Jodrell Bank Observatory. The collection has been named the ‘Sir Bernard Lovell Historic Collection’ in his honour.

March 2021 – Our very first promotional video is well underway

We’re excited to be starting our series of promotional videos and bringing the beauty of the Arboretum to a wider audience. More news on this soon.

October 2020 – we’re in Cheshire Life!

Our work with ArbNet resulted in a lovely article in both the magazine and online. You can read the full story here in Cheshire Life.

October 2020 – we’re in the Knutsford Guardian

A big thank you to the Knutsford Guardian for helping to spread the news of our ArbNet accreditation – you can read all about it here.

October 2020 – see us in the Congleton Chronicle

The Congleton Chronicle, our most local paper, recently helped us tell the world about our ArbNet accreditation.

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