• Western Red Cedar

    Western Red Cedar – Thuja plicata – Tree No 180 D4 The Western Red Cedar was discovered and introduced to Europe by William Lobb at the same time as he discovered the Sequoiadendron giganteum (Wellingtonia) on his third plant collecting journey. There are several Thujas and several more Lawson Cypress in the Gardens and which are […]

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  • Lawson Cypress

      Lawson Cypress – Tree No 179 – D4 Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Here is a good opportunity to tell the difference between the Lawson Cypress and Western Red Cedar growing along side it (Tree 180) The Lawson Cypress is one of the false Cypresses, and is the most common to be found particularly Britain and France. They are […]

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  • Copper Beech

              Copper Beech – Fagus sylvatica “pupurea” -Tree No 187 Group 5 D7 A variety of the Common Beech – Fagus sylvatica. Two other copper beeches are to be found in the gardens. At their earliest appearances they were thought to be nature’s way of expressing disapproval for some unnatural crime […]

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  • Cut Leaf Beech

                    Cut Leaf Beech Tree Tree No 186 Group 5 D7 Fagus sylvatica heterophylla asplenifoliar   This is a variety of the Common Beech The leaves are cut into a fern like structure, and can vary even on the same branch. It makes a fine shapely tree.

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  • Sweet Chestnut

                    Sweet Chestnut – Castanea sativa- Tree Number 183 – Group 5. Planted in  1992 in memory of Mr Eric Wade. Read More about Eric Wade Unlike the conker tree the Sweet Chestnut is very useful. It is the tree for coppicing into poles for fencing, hurdles and many other […]

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  • Wild Cherry

      Wild Cherry – Prunus avium sp. – Tree No 183 – Group 5 There is a vast number of flowering Cherries in the UK. This one is common in hedgerows and woodlands. Not to be confused with the Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) This species is the parent of most eating cherry species. It’s timber is valued […]

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  • Horse Chestnut

      Horse Chestnut Tree No 153 J6 Aesculus hippocastanum Planted in 1981 by the Olley Family in memory of Olive and Fred. The Conker tree is close relation to the Sweet Chestnut (described at Tree No 183) Brought to Britain in Elizabethan times from Turkey and planted for its ornamental qualities. Its timber is of […]

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  • Golden Cypress

      Golden Cypress Tree No 146 L10 Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Lutea` This tree is under severe stress and is dieing from the top. It has probably been killed by a fungus on its trunk just above ground level. It may have to be felled within 2 to 3 years. The True Cypress from Monterey in California, […]

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  • English Oak

    ,   English Oak Tree No 143 L12 Quercus robur English Oak tree planted in memory of Mr Edward Holmes who was the Trustees Clerk from the Gardens opening 1n 1888 until his death in 1908. It is interesting to see the difference of this tree from the Oak tree, planted 20 years after the […]

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  • Red Maple

    Red Maple – Acer rubrum – Tree No 121 D14 One of the main trees of the forests of Eastern United States and Canada. The North American production of Maple Syrup is largely dependant on the Red Maple, together with the Sugar Maple and the Black Maple. Its leaves are highly toxic to horses. This […]

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