Lichens – those strangely coloured crusty\hairy\mushy organisms on trees or rocks. What are they and what are they for? I want to know, but where do I begin? This is a path I’ve started on many times over the years, perhaps getting as far as Wikipedia or even pulling out one of my old ID…Read more
Meet Lucy Witter, one of our new PhD students creating pollinator friendly seed mixes at the Botanic Garden.Read more
There are a lot of exciting things occurring up in the science department at the moment, with two PhD students starting recently amongst them. Here’s an introduction of one of our newest projects by Abigail Lowe, a student who is no stranger to the Garden.Read more
Hi, my name is Peter and I’m the new education and woodlands officer for the Regency project. I’ve been in post for a few months now and am beginning to get to grips with our fantastic landscape and all its complexities. A Brief Introduction At this point I must explain that previously, I was fortunate…Read more
A survey of our historic trees is taking place alongside the restoration of Paxton’s lakes and carriageways. These veterans provide a living link to our past, each has a unique story to tell.
Searching for historic trees is no easy task however, especially when you have 568 acres to search. Luckily our archive of old maps and photographs provides clues as to where to look. Not all of paradise was lost; some of it has been quietly growing.Read more