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The Category Botanic Gardens and Arboreta is a subset of Protected Areas of the UK. Click HERE to find a List of the Titles of all of the Botanic Gardens and Arboreta which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.arleyarboretum.co.uk

Category:Wyre Forest
Size (acreage)30
Overview

'Go back in time and watch the Severn Valley Railway trains steam across the hill from one of the magnificent signposted walks. The garden provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life ...'

See also

Upper Arley Circular Walk [Worcestershire County Council]

discovernorthernireland.com/Belfast-Botanic-Gardens-and-Palm-House-Bel...

Category:Belfast City
Overview

Tree Trail 'There are over 100 species of tree in the Belfast Botanic Gardens collection. This trail takes you past a few of the outstanding specimens. All of the trees on the trail are described and illustrated in detail in the tree archive of the Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.'

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Discover Northern Ireland

www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/dunoon/benmore/

Category:Argyllshire
Size (acreage)120
Overview

'Sometimes still known as the Younger Botanic Garden, Benmore Botanic Garden covers an area of some 120 acres or 48 hectares. Set within a bowl of steeply rising mountains, Benmore enjoys a spectacular setting. Starting from the car park and visitor centre in the valley of the River Eachaig, the garden climbs the lower slopes of A'Chruach or Benmore Hill to a high point at a spectacular viewpoint 450ft above sea level ... '

Description from

Undiscovered Scotland

See also

Benmore Botanic Garden [RBGE]

www.bictongardens.co.uk

Category:East Devon
Size (acreage)63
Overview

'Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is home to many rare plants with origins from all parts of the world, including one of the finest collections of trees in Britain. This Heritage garden is maintained by a team of dedicated gardeners who look after and tend the different areas, so that you can enjoy them to their fullest. The 63 acres of land and gardens to explore will keep you coming back time after time as you see them progress through the year and change with the seasons.'

www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/fern-gardens-a-woodland-walk/

Category:Birmingham
Overview

Shrubbery  'This delightful area of the Gardens is characterised by beautiful walks, decorative foliage and enchanting water features.'

www.bodenham-arboretum.co.uk

Category:Wyre Forest
Size (acreage)156
Overview

'Walks will take you through a patchwork quilt of pools, plantations, dells and glades which provide habitats for flora, fauna, insect life and numerous species of resident and migrating birds.'

www.botanic.cam.ac.uk

Category:Cambridge
Overview

'The Garden offers all-year interest and seasonal inspiration. Whatever time of year you visit, you will always discover something to intrigue and captivate. Each week, the Head of Horticulture selects some of the plants at their best - you can find these on her Plant Picks Trail ... Best of all, returning to visit throughout the year reveals the dynamic passage of the seasons and nurtures a deep knowledge of the Garden and its collections. The Seasonal Trails  ... will help you plan your return visit.'

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University of Cambridge

www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/historical-walk-description

Overview

'The Historical Walk, laid out along the western side of the garden in the 1980s, has been planted to show the work of some of the best known people associated with the Garden's history, through plants introduced or first named by them.'

botanicsswansea.co.uk

Category:Swansea
Overview

'The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales' premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses ... There is something to see throughout the year. The herbaceous borders are a fantastic sight from late March until mid October, and even during the harsh winter months the garden has lots to offer with up to 200 different plants having been seen in flower during the Christmas season. As this garden is set within the tranquil surroundings of Singleton Park, it is a very relaxing place to come and browse or gain inspiration for your own garden. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the delightful views.'

www.abdn.ac.uk/botanic-garden/

Size (acreage)11
Overview

'This beautiful and peaceful 11 acre Garden offers year round interest to visitors. It has shrub borders, a rock and water garden, sunken garden, rose garden, herbaceous border and an arboretum, and houses a nationally important collection of over 2500 labelled plants.'

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University of Aberdeen

www.rbge.org.uk/visit/dawyck-botanic-garden/

Category:Peeblesshire
Size (acreage)65
Overview

'A five star Garden renowned for its seasonal displays of snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas, blue poppies and autumn colour. Located in the hills of the Scottish Borders, 65-acre Dawyck enjoys an almost continental climate comprising warm dry summers followed by cold, snowy winters ... Dawyck offers woodland and burnside walks, themed tree trails and visitors can follow the adventures of plant explorers such as David Douglas, after whom the Douglas fir is named.'

www.visitderby.co.uk/things-to-do/parks-outdoors/derby-arboretum/

Category:Derby
Size (acreage)20
Overview

'Derby Arboretum was the first public park in Britain and was a trend-setter in that Central Park in New York was based upon its design! Located just south of the city centre, it's a Grade II listed picturesque park with a fine collection of trees.'

Description from

Discover Derby

See also

Derby Arboretum [Derby City Council]

www.dundee.ac.uk/botanic/

Category:City of Dundee
Overview

'The garden covers an area of 9 hectares, and includes a tropical and a temperate glasshouse. The plant collection is laid out broadly on a geographical basis, where plants are loosely grouped according to the region of the world in which they are found.'

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University of Dundee

www.dur.ac.uk/botanic.garden/

Category:Durham [City]
Size (acreage)25
Overview

'Our 10 hectare university Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover, with guests young and old visiting throughout the year.' Note Click 'About Us' at the top of the screen for further details of the Garden.

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Durham University

www.edenproject.com/visit

Category:East Cornwall
Overview

'The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future. Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.'

www.glasgowbotanicgardens.com

Category:City of Glasgow
Size (acreage)50
Overview

'Situated beside the River Kelvin the Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm within the bustling City of Glasgow. With a blend of formal gardens and woodland walks the glasshouses offer a tropical respite from the winter, west coast weather ... We have a fine Heritage Trail through the Gardens with almost 30 points of interest taking you down to the Kelvin Walkway and the Gardens Arboretum.'

www.friendsoftheharrisgarden.org.uk/garden_map.html

Category:Reading
Overview

'The Harris Garden is situated on the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. It is an important amenity and access is granted to all who wish to visit ... '

www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/inverewe

Overview

'The Inverewe estate offers two self guided walks in addition to a number of guided walks with our Ranger'

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National Trust for Scotland

www.rbge.org.uk/visit/logan-botanic-garden/

Category:Wigtownshire
Overview

'Make sure you see the best of Scotland's most exotic garden by joining a guided tour with one of our experts. Guided tours are included in the Garden admission and take place at 10.30am every second Tuesday of the month from April to September. No advance booking necessary ... If you prefer to enjoy the Garden at your own pace, ask for a complimentary audio handset at Visitor Reception and discover the fascinating history, hidden treasures and seasonal highlights of this spectacular Garden.'

botanicgarden.wales/garden-areas/

Category:Carmarthenshire
Overview

'There is so much to see here that you'll need a full day, if not more, to see everything ... As a rule, the "must sees" for most of our visitors are [35] The Great Glasshouse, and [18] The Double Walled Garden, whilst nature lovers also want to know about [43] Waun Las NNR.

www.liverpool.ac.uk/ness-gardens/

Overview

The Tree Trail 'aims to take you around some of the most interesting trees at Ness. It follows the main route around the inner part of the gardens, plus a loop to see some special trees including the Handkerchief Tree'.

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University of Liverpool

www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/things-to-do/nottingham-arboretum-p641...

Category:Nottingham
Overview

'The main aim of the design for Arboretum was to take advantage of the landscape setting whilst providing an interlinking network of walkways and socialising areas. As a result over 1010 specimen trees and shrubs were planted along with winding paths and sweeping lawns ...'

Description from

Experience Nottinghamshire

See also

Nottingham Arboretum [Nottingham City Council]

www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/walks-and-talks

Size (acreage)70
Overview

'Comprising 70 acres of stunning scenery, just a stone's throw from the city centre, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) captures the imagination of everyone who visits: from the knowledgeable gardener to the curious sightseer ... Admission to the Garden is Free.'

www.kew.org/kew-gardens/visit-kew-gardens

Overview

'Come to Kew and explore the world's most famous botanic garden. Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.'

www.sbg.org.uk

Category:Sheffield
Size (acreage)19
Overview

'Sheffield Botanical Gardens cover 19 acres and were first opened in 1836. Originally designed by Robert Marnock in the Gardenesque style, the site now has fifteen different garden areas featuring collections of plants from all over the world, including Mediterranean, Asian, American prairie-style, woodland and rock-and-water plantings. The National Collections of Weigela, Diervilla and Sarcococca are sited here.'

www.sidmoutharboretum.org.uk/tree_trails.php

Category:East Devon
Overview

'The Sid Valley has 56 miles of pathways, maintained by the Parish Paths Partnership to enable you to explore this section of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also the valley is crossed by two long distance paths, the East Devon Way, and the South West Coast Path ...'

www.standrewsbotanic.org

Category:Fife
Size (acreage)18
Overview

'Stroll along peaceful paths under the canopies of towering trees and take in the attractive herbaceous displays, water features, the rock garden and woodland. The glasshouses contain plants which would not otherwise flourish in the St. Andrews climate. These include plants from warmer regions such as South East Asia. Whatever the weather or season, there are always plants in flower and attractive foliage to be admired both in the glasshouses and outdoors.'

Description from

The Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden

www.thorpperrow.com

Category:Hambleton
Size (acreage)85
Overview

'Thorp Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. This 85 acre arboretum is unique to Britain, if not Europe, in that it was the creation of one man, Colonel Sir Leonard Ropner (1895 - 1977) and is now owned and managed by Sir John Ropner ...'

treborth.bangor.ac.uk

Category:Caernarfonshire
Overview

'Serves as a venue for guided walks, meetings and workshops for specialists, academics and interested amateurs. At the same time the general public has free and unlimited access throughout the year.'

botanic-garden.bristol.ac.uk

Category:Bristol
Size (acreage)4
Overview

'“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein ... Welcome to the Botanic Garden, a place, to learn and think about nature ...'

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University of Bristol

www2.le.ac.uk/institution/botanic-garden/gardarb

Category:Oadby & Wigston
Size (acreage)16
Overview

'Established on its present site in Oadby in 1947. It comprises the grounds of four houses: Beaumont, Southmeade, The Knoll and Hastings, which were built early this century and are now used as student residences. The four once-separate gardens have been merged into a single entity, whose 16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses, display a wide variety of features and environments ... '

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University of Leicester

www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk

Category:Oxford
Overview

'Visit inspiring herbaceous borders, glasshouses that take you around the World or simply relax in the oldest Botanic Garden in Britain. The Botanic Garden is the most compact, yet diverse collection of plants in the World right in the heart of the city centre and is open throughout the year for you to visit and enjoy.'

www.botanic.co.uk

Category:Isle of Wight
Size (acreage)22
Overview

'Lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous Undercliff. This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. Indeed, it holds the warmth from its southerly aspect so well that, combined with the moderating influence of the sea, frost is rarely known. When frost does occur it is usually of short duration and not great severity ...'

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wakehurst-place

Category:Mid Sussex
Size (acreage)465
Overview

'Wakehurst boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve, and an Elizabethan mansion. Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy afternoon tea or learn about the essential conservation work of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. With natural play areas for the children, and wildlife all around, there is something to keep everyone entertained.'

Description from

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

www.forestryengland.uk/westonbirt-the-national-arboretum

Category:Cotswold
Size (acreage)600
Overview

'Within the 17 miles of accessible paths and five national collections, children become young adventurers, adults connect with trees through guided walks, workshops, self-led trails or volunteering.'

Description from

Forestry England

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winkworth-arboretum

Category:Waverley
Size (acreage)114
Overview

'We've marked out three different routes to help you find your way: a blue "Access for All" walk, a yellow "Taste of Winkworth" walk and a red "Challenging" walk. Just look out for the colour-coded posts as you explore.'

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National Trust

www.yorkshirearboretum.org

Category:Ryedale
Size (acreage)120
Overview

'A stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds is the backdrop for a collection of more than 6,000 trees from around the world. Wander off to explore peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows, let the children go wild in the woodland playground and enjoy the very best in seasonal, home-cooked food in the café ...'

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