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Spies, Allies and Civilians

Our lives depend on plants. If we look after them they will look after us. In the International Year of Plant Health find out how Bedgebury National Pinetum plays an important role in the battle against tree pests and diseases.

Visit the National Pinetum and follow the trail to discover: 

  • How we monitor threats to plant health
  • Who we work and liaise with
  • How you can help to maintain plant health

For more details about plant health visit the links below. These links relate to the QR codes available on the trail information panels.

Once you've completed the trail we'd love to know what you thought? Please take a few minutes to let us know your feedback by completing the survey.

Defending plant health trail survey

Trail information

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, TN17 2SJ
Grade - Easy
Is this trail for you?
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Trail Length
1.5 miles (2¼ km)
Accessible route with surfaced paths and benches
Opening times
Trail available any day for free, standard vehicle admission applies.
Pick up a trail map at the visitor centre on arrival or download now