The trees move to The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

The trees move to The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

July 2012
BBC News
Ghost Forest at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. A tree stump is manoeuvred into position during the installation Ghost Forest, an environmental art installation of 10 gigantic rainforest tree stumps, has been installed into its permanent home at The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire


ITV News
The Ghost Forest – 10 giant hardwood trunks, weighing up to 20 tonnes – will be manoeuvred into position at the National Botanic Gardens. Photo: Barry Batchelor PA Archive. An installation described as “the most important environmental art installation ever to come to Wales”

The Oxford Times
The Ghost Forest art installation on the lawn outside the Museum of Natural History featured the stumps of 10 trees from African rainforests. Oxford artist Angela Palmer created the work to raise awareness about the destruction of the world’s natural resources.

The trees, which have been in Trafalgar Square, London and outside the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen, will find a new and permanent home at the Carmarthenshire attraction, and have been secured jointly by the National Botanic Garden in partnership with the Wales-based rainforest charity, Size of Wales.

A major piece of artwork — made from ten giant hardwood trees — has been installed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne.


Visit Carmarthenshire

It has touched the hearts of millions including Michelle Obama, Kofi Annan, Ed Miliband and Martha Kearney. It’s been on an epic journey from Ghana via Denmark, Oxford and Trafalgar Square. Now ‘Ghost Forest’ is coming to the National Botanic Garden of Wales – and is staying forever.