Enjoy a day on a Tree ID beginners guide with Guy Petheram at Doddington Hall this September in Lincolnshire.
Do you know your birch from your beech? Join Guy Petheram to learn the clues to help you identify a host of tree species at Wilder Doddington by looking at leaves, bark and the shape of the tree on this beginner's guide to Tree ID in the countryside.
No prior knowledge is needed, this is a day for absolute beginners.
Meet your guide - Guy Petheram
“As a garden designer for more than 15 years I have been lucky enough to get to know a wide range of plants, and indeed have been enchanted by many. But of the different types it is trees that captivate the most – and in this I know I am not alone. Beyond their usefulness in our gardens – in their creation of mood and atmosphere, structure and shape – they have a beauty and presence that both intrigues and somehow resonates with us.”
Based in Lincolnshire, Guy has been designing gardens and advising clients for more than 15 years throughout the East Midlands, and beyond, helping them create their own green havens, and everything from large country gardens to small town yards. Increasingly his focus is on consultancy and advice, and, through teaching, inspiring others to have a go at creating their green dreams.
Delivering gardens that are as sustainable as possible is a key focus, and exhibits at RHS Flower Shows have demonstrated his environmental commitment over many years – Hampton Court in 2010 (‘Human Nature’ – silver-gilt award), Hampton Court in 2009 (‘Coppice’ – silver award) and Tatton Park in 2006 (‘The Function Room’ – silver award).
Guy has worked as a garden design lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, is an expert tutor with Learning with Experts and runs a range of his own courses. He has also worked as a project manager for the BBC series Garden Rescue and, when time allows, occasionally contributes articles to a range of magazines including The Garden and the Garden Design Journal.
- Whatever the weather you will take a leisurely walk at a moderate pace with frequent stops.
- A degree of fitness is needed to cope with walking on uneven ground. Approximate walking distance, including walking over fields is 3km.
- Please dress appropriately for the weather and ground conditions. Long trousers and long sleeves along with sturdy footwear are a requirement for a comfortable walk where we may encounter damp fields and brambles. Bring waterproofs if wet or cold.
- No dogs allowed on this guided group walk.
- All guests must be over 14yrs. Under 18yrs are to have an accompanying over 18 adult.