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Event Description

Learn to identify trees and shrubs by their leaves and flowers at Tyland Barn.

As spring progresses our attention understandably focuses more on the herbaceous plants so we often lose sight of our broad-leaved trees. This study day will equip you with skills to recognise trees for the rest of the summer and is timed so that we can also enjoy and observe the detail of some of their beautiful and intriguing flowers.

We shall spend the morning in the classroom when the emphasis will be to consider ways to distinguish trees by their leaf characteristics. Leaves are available for identification for much of the year but flowers have only a brief presence. So we will also take this opportunity to look more closely at the various floral types that are found on our native broad-leaved trees from catkins to blossom (depending on what is available at the time).

In the afternoon we shall practice ID skills in the nature park around Tyland Barn, which is remarkably rich in a good variety of different species.

By the end of this course you should have learned how to identify a good range of our native broad-leaved trees and shrubs by their leaves and be better acquainted with the flower types associated with each.

Led by Ros Bennett, Botanist and Ecologist

This study day is suitable for anyone who loves trees. No previous knowledge will be assumed

Please note that the visitor centre and cafe at Tyland Barn is no longer open so you will need to bring your own drinks and a packed lunch.

Event Details

20 May, 2023


10am to 4pm

from £30

Chatham Road Maidstone ME14 3BD Get Directions

Telephone Number
01622 662012

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