Fes­ti­val of trees

The Galloway News - - GALLOW@Y VIEW -

Th­reave Gar­den and Es­tate is tak­ing part in the first ever Scot­tish Tree Fes­ti­val.

The Na­tional Trust for Scot­land prop­erty is show­cas­ing its cham­pion trees for the event which runs un­til De­cem­ber 2 and cul­mi­nates in the UK’s Na­tional Tree Week.

Or­gan­ised by na­tional gar­den tourism group Dis­cover Scot­tish Gar­dens and sup­ported by VisitS­cot­land, the Fes­ti­val will show­case beau­ti­ful, un­usual, her­itage, ex­otic and cham­pion trees from across the coun­try.

VisitS­cot­land’s re­gional direc­tor, Paula Ward, said: “Au­tumn is of­ten one of the most beau­ti­ful times of the year to dis­cover Dum­fries and Gal­loway, the re­gion’s parks and wood­lands trans­form from rich greens to glow­ing or­anges and reds. It is no won­der that our nat­u­ral her­itage re­mains one of the main rea­sons peo­ple visit Scot­land.

“This fan­tas­tic new fes­ti­val pro­vides a wel­come boost for at­trac­tions and will help ex­tend the tourism sea­son be­yond the busier sum­mer months. It will also help raise aware­ness of stun­ning trees and gar­dens across the re­gion.

“We are de­lighted to be work­ing again with Dis­cover Scot­tish Gar­dens, show­cas­ing the rich as­sets, hid­den gems and lo­cal sto­ries of re­gions across Scot­land.”

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