Trees for the Future is our ambitious new tree planting programme at Armadale. We are working to protect some of the world’s most endangered tree species while we plant a new generation of trees in our historic gardens.
You can support this work now by adopting a tree or sending us a donation.
About the programme
Armadale has been selected as an official Satellite Garden for the conifer conservation programme. This means we are one of a network of ‘safe sites’, specially chosen because we have the right conditions and horticultural skills to care for a living collection of endangered trees.
Conifers are of major importance worldwide and over 34% of all conifer species are threatened. As a satellite garden we will be planting 140 young conifers during 2021-24. Many of these are rare and threatened in their native habitat. The trees are grown in Edinburgh from seeds collected in the wild under strictly controlled licence arrangements.