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 – June 2018

Laburnum at Thorp Perrow

LABURNUM Laburnum (commonly called golden chain) is a genus of two species of small trees in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae, Laburnum anagyroides (common laburnum) and L. alpinum (alpine laburnum). They are native to the mountains of southern Europe from France to the Balkan Peninsula. The trees are deciduous. They have yellow […]

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