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Nottingham Arboretum is part of a larger park.
Samuel Curtis designed the original layout and it opened on 11th
May 1852 to a great fanfare. It was and still is the nearest
park to the centre of Nottingham.
This is a totally independent GardenAction review of
the Nottingham Arboretum and park in Nottingham. Click any
picture to enlarge it.
Nottingham Arboretum has hundreds of trees and a
great way to appreciate them is to Tree Trail Map which can be
viewed and printed from
here. The map
identifies and explains 35 trees each of which is tagged with a
matching number in the Arboretum so that you can easily identify the
Both the rare and native UK trees are featured in the walk which
takes about an hour and a half if you attempt to identify the trees.
Below we list some of trees in the Nottingham Arboretum tree trail
along with a picture. Click on any photo to go to a larger much
On the left is the Maidenhair Tree (ginkgo biloba). This
tree dates back to prehistoric times. It first came to the UK in
1754 and was grown from seed.
On the right is the Himalayan Pine (pinus wallichiana), a
native of Himalaya. Those in the arboretum were planted from
On the left is a picture of the distinctive bark of the London
Plane (platanus acerifolia, sometimes called platanus
On the right is the beautiful Purple Beech (fagus sylvatica).
The left hand picture is of the Yellow Buckeye. Aive to the USA.
The flowers in May are yellow with yellow leaves in autumn.
The right shows the Paperbark Maple (acer griseum) with
peeling paper like bark.
On the left is the Silver Maple tree. The underside of the
leaves are silver, and they turn yellow and red in autumn.
Opposite is the Japanese Cedar, originating from China and
Japan. An important tree for timber in native areas.
On the left is the Swamp Cypress. native to the swamp lands in
the south east of the USA. It also grows well in drier lands.
To the right is the false Acacia tree. The June flowers have a
delicious scent. It is grown mainly as an ornamental tree around
The tree above are only a few of those in the Nottingham Arboretum.
PAGE ON THE PARK AROUND THE ARBORETUM