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The arboretum


The arboretum 

Tucked away on the north side of the A30, this hidden gem is part of the old Botanical Supply Unit and covers approximately 3.5 acres. 

Tree planting started in the arboretum in the early 1950’s under the guidance of Professor F.W Jane, who was Professor of Botany at the College between 1949-1963, and continued into the 1970’s.

Visit the arboretum

To inform visitors about the unusual and interesting trees in the arboretum, eight tree interpretation boards have been developed and installed by the Gardens department and kindly funded by an alumnus and his wife.

The boards outline key facts about the trees, alongside illustrations and information about the wildlife that can be seen in the arboretum.    

A welcome board has also been installed with a map highlighting key features in the arboretum, a walking route and a short history of the area. 

To allow visitors to enjoy a circular walk around the arboretum a board walk has been installed by the Gardens department across the small stream. 

What can I see at the Arboretum?


Discover the trees, flowers and wildlife you may see at the Arboretum

How do I find the Arboretum?


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