A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make High Beeches one of the finest gardens in the South East


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Beautiful Tree

Fagus sylvatica heterophylla Aspenifolia

This has to be one of the most beautiful trees in the UK. Planted by Col Giles Loder in the early part of the 20th century, a survivor of the storm of 1987.  Also known as 'Fern leaved Beech' or 'Cut leaved Beech' it is one of the most effective of large ornamental trees.   At this time of year its young foliage glows in the sunlight.  It is one of many rare trees that make up the collection at High Beeches.

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