The IOS has its 25th anniversary in 2017, and a superb way to celebrate it will be to get yourself to the Czech Republic in July where, during Oak Open Days based at his arboretum near Podebrady, enthusiastic and dynamic IOS member Dusan Placek is sponsoring a "Birthday Banquet" for participants.
Oak Open Days at Atherstone and Thenford House, UK
This year’s UK OOD event commences on Sunday, July 17 with a visit to the young collection of David Gooder at Atherstone near Coventry. David has amassed a most interesting collection from many sources including sponsorship of collectors in the wild, and I hope this will be the first of many visits. The following day, July 18, is a chance not to be missed to visit the important tree collection of Lord Heseltine on the 70-acre estate at Thenford House in Northamptonshire. Rarely open to the public, over 3,500 species have been planted, many collected in the wild, including a notable collection of oaks. In addition to the botanical interest, the estate is exceptionally beautiful, containing three large lakes, many sculptures, and a formal garden. Lord Heseltine will be there to welcome us personally. Please register your interest for either or both days via email@example.com.