TREE GAZING    

 

MARCH 2007   

 

ALL START AT 2P.M.   COST PER EVENT  £4.

 

A full report of the event with trees seen and notes on identification and origins will be sent to each participant.

Dogs on leads welcome to all meetings.

 

SUN. 11TH  MARCH.    OLDBURY COURT (VASSALS PARK) FISHPONDS------early Spring visit . Good specimens IN FLOWER

Meet  in the car park as usual at the end of Oldbury Court Rd. Fishponds.

 

SAT.17TH  MARCH    ASHTON PLANTATION   FAILAND  BRISTOL

Meet in the Forestry Commission Car Park  at the top of  Belmont Hill Failand.

 

WED.21ST  MARCH   ST.GEORGES PARK  BRISTOL.

Meet in the car park in Chalks Rd on the corner with the A 420

 

SAT  24TH  MARCH   ST ANDREWS PARK  BRISTOL

Meet outside entrance in Effingham Rd  St Andrews.

 

SUN 25TH  MARCH    BLAISE CASTLE GROUNDS nr. Henbury Hill.

Meet  by the Repton Arch /car park at the entrance to the grounds at the top of Henbury Hill. Limited parking available/room nearby. You will visit parts you have not seen before.

 

TREE GAZING      APRIL  2007 

 

ALL START AT 2P.M.     COST  £4.  per event 

As usual a report will be sent to each   treegazer later.

April is the time we expect to see Cherries and Magnolias in flower. Many trees will also be in flower.

 

SUN  IST APRIL    THE ROYAL FORT GARDENS   CLIFTON. 

Meet outside the Hawthorns  Hotel.  We shall look at the Hiatt Baker Memorial Garden and the Adolph  Leipner  Garden as well. Allow 2hrs for this rich collection of trees.

 

SAT 7TH APRIL   OAKLANDS   ALMONDSBURY. S.GLOS.

The home of Hiatt Cowles Baker in the early C20th. Many Cherries and Magnolias .

Meet  by  the entrance on the A38 –next to the Motorway Police offices. Near junction 16 on the M5 (within 100 yards of the junction northwards)

 

FRI. 13TH APRIL  OLDBURY COURT     FISHPONDS (again) 

One of the best collections of trees in Bristol.!   Planted   soon   after the war in the 50s

Meet in the car park at the end of  Oldbury  Court  Rd. Fishponds.

 

WED  18TH APRIL   ASHTON PARK  BEDMINSTER    BRISTOL .

Meet at the park entrance in Ashton Rd  Bedminster (near Ashton Gate-Football ground).  A park we have not visited for a little while.

 

 

MON  23RD APRIL      BLAISE CASTLE GROUNDS /MANSION AREA BRISTOL

Meet  in the main car park with the toilets and café on the  B 4057 . We shall be following the Blaise tree trail—(copies available from Mansion –cost 20p). Rare and exotic trees –plenty of history.

 

 

FRI  27T APRIL     HAM GREEN  (OLD HOSPITAL GROUNDS )  Nr  Pill.

Some fine trees have been saved by the developers. Many will be in flower.

Meet  in Macrae Rd  at the junction with  Ham Green on the main Rd.

 

Dogs welcome with leads  on all  except   The Royal Fort Gardens  Clifton .

 

Contact  01275 848629  or tony.titchen@tiscali.co.uk 

 

To find the web details –get your search engine to look for “treegazing1” and click on the last date (it may be Nov 06).

 

 

You may contact me on  01275 848629  or write to  29 Nore Rd  Portishead    Bristol    BS20 7HN

 

E mail address  tony.titchen@tiscali.co.uk 

 

 

To find the details on the web  --Type in your search engine  “treegazing1”

 

 

TONY   TITCHEN

 

THE AVON GORGE AND DOWNS WILD LIFE PROJECT.   EVENTS PROGRAMME  

 

I AM INVOLVED WITH THE FOLLOWING EVENTS---which are arranged through the Bristol Zoo Gardens -----Mandy Lievers .

 

This will enable you to join me  if you wish.     There is a small charge.

 

Tuesday 13th March ---A Talk I am giving about Paradise Arboretum in Leigh Woods.

  Title  “ Paradise Found”   7p.m to 8p.m  in the Conservation Education Centre   Bristol Zoo Gardens           Cost   £3. 

 

Sat, 31st March             Tree Gazing on the Clifton Downs     2-4p.m

Meet at the Conservation Education Centre    Bristol Zoo Gdns.

 Cost  £3..

 

Tuesday 29th May        Candles and Blossoms    a walk on the Downs .

6.30-8.30 p.m..         Cost   £3.

Meet at the Zoo Mains Entrance

 

Also. In the autumn there are two more tree gazing walks. Full details to be advised but –

16th September   a tree gazing walk along  “Ladies Mile “ Cost  £3..

 

14th October a walk in Paradise Bottom  Leigh Woods Cost £3.

 

To book for any of these (numbers are limited )  contact Mandy Lievers  on 0117 9030609 or by e mail mlievers@bristolzoo.org.uk 

Access to the Bristol Zoo Conservation Centre is through the Guthrie Rd entrance.. There is a door  with a large green and white sign –“  Conservation Education Centre” No reply push the button  “Graphics and Education”        You have to pre-book. 

Best wishes

 

 

TONY         01275 848629           tony.titchen@tiscali.co.uk  

 

p.s. Mandy will send you on request a full list of the Spring/Summer  Events.

 

Let her know your name and address to get  this  information.

 

There is also a  free leaflet on a tree walk on the Clifton Downs for you to have.

 

TREE GAZING EVENTS IN  2007  you may book now  !!

 

TYNTESFIELD  --NATIONAL TRUST  

 23RD  MAY

20TH JUNE

12 TH  SEPTEMBER

17 TH OCTOBER 

7TH  NOVEMBER 

ALL WALKS LAST TWO HOURS-STARTING AT 2P.M (1.30 P.M) FOR THE NOVEMBER ONE.

COST IS £10.  

Book through Rebecca Aubrey-Fletcher  on 01275 –461900. 

 

NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED

 

UNIVERSITY  OF BRISTOL  --PUBLIC PROGRAMMES DEPT  BERKELEY SQ. BRISTOL 

WALKS THROUGH THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITY GROUNDS .

 

CHURCHILL HALL          12TH APRIL

WILLS HALL   first visit    26TH APRIL

GOLDNEY HALL               8TH MAY

ROYAL FORT GDS AND SENATE HOUSE            31ST MAY

CLIFTON HILL HOUSE AND MANOR HALL         7TH JUNE

BURWALLS    14TH  JUNE

HIATT BAKER & UNIVERSITY HALLS     16TH AUGUST

WILLS HALL second visit    30TH AUGUST .

COST ABOUT £6 per visit  start at 2p.m.

Book through  Joan Lewis  at the P.P.O. OFFICE  on  0117 9287157

( leave a message and phone no. if no reply)

 

Each one of these dates has been selected to coincide with the flowering of special trees . Meeting points will be advised.

 

OTHER EVENTS WILL BE PUBLICISED FOR BATH,CARDIFF AND NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTIES..

TONY   01275 848629  www.treegazing.org.uk   tony.titchen@tiscali.co.uk