Arboretum and tree collections in Britain

Britain has many wonderful collections of trees in arboretums (arboreta), botanic gardens and country parks.  Many of these are some of the oldest collections in the world.  I’ve created an interactive Google map showing 23 of the finest collections of trees in Britain.

Black walnut in Oxford Botanic Garden
Black walnut (Juglans nigra) in Oxford Botanic Garden

Click on the map icons to read more about each collection and to visit its dedicated website. The map includes the following collections:

  • Ardkinglas Woodland Garden
  • Batsford Arboretum
  • Bedgebury Pinetum
  • Benmore Botanic Gardens
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
  • Bodenham Arboretum
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
  • Dawyck Botanic Garden
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Harcourt Arboretum
  • Ken Broad Arboretum
  • Kew Arboretum, Castle Howard
  • Kilmun Arboretum Argyll Forest Park
  • National Botanic Garden of Wales
  • Oxford Botanic Garden
  • RHS Garden Wisley
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
  • Stone Lane Gardens and Arboretum
  • Syon Park Gardens
  • Throp Perrow Arboretum
  • Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Winkworth Arboretum

I tried to ensure that this map represented a good geographic spread across Britain.  If you think that I’ve made any serious omissions I would be pleased to update the map; just send me the details in a comment below.

Gabriel Hemery

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4 thoughts on “Arboretum and tree collections in Britain

  1. One that you may or may not know is at Dunira, west of Comrie, Perthshire. Not big, but quite an interesting range.

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