Snapshot: Marie Belfort

Marie Belfort had worked in events, marketing, and fundraising for many years before joining Winterbourne in 2014 as a Finance Administrator. In-between taking care of our daily income and expenditure, and much else besides, Marie makes time to walk around the garden, always with camera in hand poised ready to take a picture. We asked … More Snapshot: Marie Belfort

A Seasonal Affair

In March’s ‘The Opportunist’ we unveiled plans for the development of a new Winter Garden focused around ten West Himalayan birch trees planted in the spring of this year. Following a successful summer in the ground those trees have now begun to establish, and the autumn which followed presented yet another window in which to … More A Seasonal Affair

The Opportunist

Birches have an extremely long history in the Northern Hemisphere. Amongst the first plants to re-colonise Britain at the end of the ice-age, even Otzi, the 5,000 year old ‘Iceman’ of the Alps, was preserved carrying two containers made of Birch bark. This long lineage is due in part to their eagerness to colonise. Birches … More The Opportunist