DONATE TO PLANT THE NEW ARBORETUM AT ST BEUNO'S

Planting a tree is one of the most positive acts that a person can achieve in their lifetime. A tree planted now not only makes an immediate and significant contribution to the environment, conservation and wildlife, it also provides a wonderful gift for those who come after us and a lasting legacy to our own time on earth. Over the course of the next two years it is planned that more than 1,000 trees and ornamental shrubs will be planted within a new Arboretum at St Beuno’s. The Arboretum has been designed by forestry and garden consultant Tony Russell (www.gardenstovisit.net) and will feature both native and exotic trees, including some which are considered to be amongst the most beautiful trees in the world. We would like as many people as possible to be involved with this wonderful project and so are offering you the opportunity to make a personal donation for a tree or shrub like one in the selection below. The suggested donation price alongside each tree includes the purchase and planting of the tree and its care and maintenance until it is established. A unique number in the form of a discreet metal disc will be attached to each tree and this number, along with the name of the tree and the donor’s name will be recorded in the St Beuno’s Arboretum Register, which will be kept at St Beuno’s.

You are very welcome to make a donation for one tree or for several trees, the choice is entirely yours. Please also know that ANY amount you give will go towards this project - trees, shrubs, hedging, flowers! No gift is too small to make a big impact, so thank you in advance! Once you have made your donation, please email [email protected] to let us know which tree(s) you wish to sponsor. 

TREES FOR PLANTING WITHIN ST BEUNO’S ARBORETUM SPRING GLADE

Native British Cherry Prunus avium: A beautiful tree which produces masses of pure white flowers in spring, small cherry fruits (beloved by birds) in summer and bright orange leaf colour in autumn.
 
Suggested donation £50
The Great White Cherry Prunus ‘Tai-haku’: Considered one of the loveliest of all flowering cherries, the Great White Cherry has been cultivated in Japan for over three hundred years and was first introduced into Britain around 1900.
 
Suggested donation £100
Mount Fuji Cherry ‘Prunus ‘Shirotae’: This delightful Japanese flowering cherry is widely planted for its beauty both in Japan and throughout the world. In spring it produces pendulous clusters of snow-white fragrant flowers which are exquisitely framed by its soft-green leaves.
 
Suggested donation £125

 

Kanzan Cherry Prunus ‘Kanzan’: With its magenta-pink flowers and copper-coloured young leaves this magnificent cherry is a real showstopper in springtime. Not only that, in autumn the leaves turn a vibrant orange-scarlet colour.
 
Suggested donation £50
Wilson’s Magnolia Magnolia wilsonii: Named after the great British plant collector Ernest Wilson, who discovered the tree in China and first introduced it into Britain in 1908, this delightful multi-stemmed tree is considered by some to be the loveliest of all magnolias. In May and June it bears saucer-shaped pendulous white flowers which contrast superbly with its bright crimson stamens.
 
Suggested donation £100
 
The Goddess Magnolia Magnolia Sprengeri var. diva: This magnificent tree may grow to 100 feet (30 metres) tall and in March and April can be covered in hundreds of clear pink goblet-shaped flowers, which when fully open extend to eight inches (20cms) across.
 
Suggested donation £125

 

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