Quercus (Sir Bernard Lovell collection) NEW
Tatton Garden Society
The collection began in 1948 and has proved, over the long term, to be a good site for a wide range of Quercus taxa. The soil is a deep sand or sandy loam. This free-draining soil is suitable for many oaks. In Cheshire, rain falls on average 10 days per month, spread evenly throughout the year of 40-80mm. Average monthly temperatures range 2-22°C. The topography is of a fairly level nature falling away to the river basin at the western end. The site is exposed to westerly winds but has a shelterbelt to the north.
The Lovell Quinta Arboretum
Best time to view
Summer and autumn.
Open daily except Christmas Day, 9am-dusk.
The Arboretum is located behind the Swettenham Arms public house in the village of Swettenham, Cheshire.