Our work

What we do

Here at the Lovell Quinta Arboretum, our purpose is two-fold.

We aim to create a beautiful, tranquil setting for walkers and nature lovers which serves to provide an escape and a little oasis of calm in a busy world.

We are also an educational facility, aiming to promote knowledge and conservation for students, school children and the scientific world alike. We are members of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a plant conservation charity based in Kew, London, England. It is a membership organisation, working with 800 botanic gardens in 118 countries, whose combined work forms the world’s largest plant conservation network. We are also members of the International Plant Sentinel Network, set up to help understand the spread and control of pests and diseases.

We have two national collections of trees: pines and ash. The ash collection is of particular interest, as our work here is helping us to discover which species have a natural resistance to ash die back, a disease caused by a fungus which is an active threat in Europe at the moment.

It costs thousands of pounds a year to keep the Arboretum such a beautiful place for everyone to enjoy. We are a charity and welcome all donations to our work.


“Lovely walk around the Arboretum and Wildlife Trail today, our first visit. We shall return!.

Helen Mollart via Google Reviews