Author: William Hinchliffe

Nepalese Gate

    On our 2017 expedition to far west Nepal we spent much of our time following a pilgrimage trail. This trail beginning in Martadi and ending at…

100th birthday for a Himalayan Wild Pear collected by George Forrest

On the 18th July 2018 we celebrate the 100th birthday of the Pyrus pashia tree growing on the Pyrus lawn.

Ganoderma wood decay on Nothofagus betuloides

The extent of decay of Nothofagus betuloides by Ganoderma revealed.

Nothofagus betuloides branch failure due to wood decay fungi.

Failure of Nothofagus betuloides branch due to wood decay in the Secret Garden

Cirsium purpuratum EIKJE 212

A chance encounter with a Japanese Serow made this collection of Cirsium purpuratum in 2013 especially memorable.

The Huricane of 1968

January the 15th 2018 is the 50th anniversary of The 1968 Hurricane. A deadly storm that moved through the central belt of Scotland. At the time it was the worst gale in…

Tree rings, a log of the trees life

The Arboretum team recently had to take down a group of 5 Scots Pine trees behind the Schools Education Building in the Garden. The Schools Education Building also known as…

The Sweet Chestnut project (The Afterlife of a Tree)

Building on the biodiversity the garden supports  Regular visitors to the garden will have noticed a mature Sweet Chestnut in the later stages of its life with only a…

Cryptomeria japonica grove

Where the Nothofagus obliqua has been lost Garden volunteers have replanted with a grove of 5 Cryptomeria japonica.

Lucy’s Fight: Number 37 in the list – Plant a tree.

Yesterday we had the pleasure of having Lucy Lintott and her father come down from their home in Garmouth to plant a tree in the garden. Since being…

New Magnolia stellata beds

We have been redeveloping an area on the Oak lawn. A group of two cultivars of Ilex x altaclarensis have been removed, ‘Camelliifolia’ and ‘Hodgisii’; these are represented elsewhere…

Some bird life highlights on a spring morning

On a walk around the garden on Saturday it was not only the people who were enjoying the plants. The birds were enjoying the garden too. We were…

Nothofagus obliqua

One of the tallest trees here in the garden at Inverleith is the Nothofagus obliqua in the Woodland garden. Nothofagus obliqua grows well in the British Isles but doesn’t perform well…

Culprit identified in the case of the fallen flowers

Grey Squirrels were introduced from North America in the mid 19th Century and in most of the UK have displaced the native Red Squirrel. The Grey Squirrel is…

Spectacular display of Rhododendrons and Magnolias

The sky on Saturday morning was a clear blue and spring has definitely arrived. The Rhododendrons and Magnolias in the copse certainly think so. The fantastic light was…

Work begins on the Yew conservation hedge

If you have been in the garden this week you will have heard the woodchipper working away in the demonstration garden. The Arboretum team have been working to…

Red sky at night…….

On Thursday we were treated to a fantastic sunset as we left work. Luckily I had my camera with me. November 2013 has given us many fine days…

2013 HND Students celebrate national tree week by planting 117 trees and shrubs in the garden

National Tree Week, 23 November – 1 December  is the UK’s largest tree  celebration and launches the start of the winter tree planting  season. Today we have been taking…