Peasmarsh opens gates to its ‘Wonderland’

PEOPLE were able to view a nationally important tree collection at Peasmarsh Place on Saturday when it opened its grounds to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Plant Heritage the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens

It was here that Charles Liddell’s niece, Alice was first told some of the stories by Lewis Carroll which were later published as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Great Storm of 1987 destroyed 80% of the mature parkland trees, the Third Viscount of Devenport who owned the house and grounds, set about creating an arboretum which today holds over 2.000 general and two national tree collections in ten acres of parkland.