As the felling stages of the Shelterbelt Project are coming to an end, planning is underway for replanting and developing the garden. Much of what was the woodland garden will be replanted again with trees and shrubs but this time with an emphasis on species diversity so that the impact of new diseases will hopefully be less damaging for the gardens collection. New material will be provided by RBGE, specialist nurseries and from other trust properties to replant botanically interesting, new specimens to strengthen our collection and replace losses due to storm damage.
It has been a difficult and often demoralising task to carry out this work and garden staff are now looking forward to replanting and the rebuilding phases of the project. This will be the last update with pictures of fallen trees and felling. Arduaine Garden is entering a new phase of exciting and intensive redevelopment with significant investment from the NTS and private donors. If you would like to contribute, you can do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .