Halloween Spook-Tacular 2018!

The Halloween Spook-Tacular is in full swing here at Thorp Perrow! Have you dared to follow the trail through the spooky woods yet? The trail has proved a big hit so far with visitors commenting that it is the best Halloween Trail they have seen! Even the smallest of visitors have been enjoying it… Set […]

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Autumn Glow at Thorp Perrow

The Autumn Colours here at Thorp Perrow have been no less than stunning this year. The Arboretum’s collections of Acer, cotinus and liquid amber trees offered a breathtaking spectacle, with leaves in a rainbow of shades from scarlet red through oranges, yellows, golds, browns and purples. The 100-acre Arboretum has been carefully designed to ensure that […]

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Curator’s Plant of the Month – May 2018

Magnolia biloba at Thorp Perrow

MAGNOLIA Magnolia is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species named after French botanist Pierre Magnol. Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles. Therefore, unlike most flowers, magnolia blooms are not pollinated by bees or butterflies. Instead, the magnolia relies on beetles […]

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