Betula at Bluebell

Back to Bluebell Arboretum for a look at their collection of my favourite trees, the Birches. Browse the photos below and you will see why.

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Betulas are particularly popular at the moment because of an interest in coloured and textured bark. This is coupled with a surge of interest in the creation of winter gardens within major gardens open to the public, an interest influencing plantings in smaller private gardens. I thought a gallery of our favourites at Bluebell would show the amazing variations.

About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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8 Responses to Betula at Bluebell

  1. pbmgarden says:

    Great contrasts and color in these trees. Nice post (and you had blue sky that day!).

  2. dianajhale says:

    These are a joy to behold – my favourite tree I think!

  3. Christy says:

    Who couldn’t love the bark on a Birch tree? Beautiful!

  4. lensandpensbysally says:

    I have a giant birch that I adore, Nice to see that you have given them a place on your blog.

    • I just love them all! Going down to feed the chucks this morning the white bark of one of our birches glowed through the falling snow – wonderful.


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