While EDDC prevaricate about their Knowle plans, saying only (in the Sidmouth Herald, 31st May) that “any minor changes” will be made public at the beginning of July, the parkland setting of the Council Offices can still be enjoyed.
And, thanks to the Sidmouth Arboretum Group, there is a chance to learn more about trees and townscapes, and no doubt the Knowle, at a special event on 15th June.
Details and programme as follows:
Roy Lancaster OBE, writer and broadcaster, will attend the TREE DAY. Bring along your twigs and leaves for identification, attend talks by experts on trees and gardens.
Tickets on sale from Paragon Books from 1 June.
Based at Kennaway House, Sidmouth EX10 8NG
9.30 Plant identification with Roy Lancaster and Hugh Angus
10.00 Hugh Angus – introduction
Keith Sacre, Barcham Trees
‘Designing with Trees in the Townscape’
Kenton Rogers, urban forester
‘From liability to asset – measuring tree benefits’
1145 Chris Woodruff, Manager of East Devon AONB
‘Conserving and enhancing – trees and woodlands in the landscape’
Nick Davey, owner/manager Perrie Hale Nursery
‘The wood that pays, is the wood that stays’
1300 LUNCH BREAK
1345 Ticket entry:
Guided walk Roy Lancaster OBE /Hugh Angus .
Tea at Littlecourt Cottages
1615 Ticket entry
Professor Julia Slingo OBE :‘Climate change and Sidmouth Arboretum’
Roy Lancaster OBE:‘The fascination of plants’ Hugh Angus ‘The first civic arboretum – what next?’..
Grateful thanks for support from SVA Keith Owen Fund & Littlecourt Cottages
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