News

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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