Eastnor Castle


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Address and contact details
Eastnor, Ledbury, Hereford & Worc, HR8 1RD
Tel: 01531 633160
Fax: 01531 630130
Latitude: 52° 0' 45" N
Longitude: 2° 21' 51" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:Private, Mr James & The Hon. Mrs Hervey-Bathurst
Umbrella organisation:English Heritage
Personnel
Mr James Hervey-Bathurst
Contact person::
Policies
Accessions:The planting is based on a restoration plan for the pinetum and deer park approved by English Heritage
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam, slightly alkaline to neutral
Aspect:Mixed
Total area:12 ha
Weather recordsNo records kept
Wind
Direction:Southwest
Strength:Average
Plant collection
Plants:2000
Notable plants within the collection:
Earliest Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca', tallest Acer lobelii, Picea asperata and Fagus grandifolia. Original introductions of Cedrus atlantica
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Middle Europe, Southwestern Europe, Northwestern USA, Northeastern USA
Special genera within the collections:
Cedrus, Pinus, Abies, Picea, Sequoia, Sequoiadendron, Carya
Special collections:
Cedrus, – 75 Plants.
Conifers, ICCP – 16 Genera, 31 Species, 31 Taxa, 167 Plants.
Record Keeping:Kept since 1982
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:No
Library:No
Research facilities:No
Publications:No
Identifications:No
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm summer
Guiding principles behind the collection
The garden is seen as part of the setting of Eastnor Castle, an important Grade 1 listed building. The policy is to retain and enhance the historic character of that setting while making the pinetum more accessible and interesting to visitors.
Location map
Location map

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