The Trees of Wollaton Park

Wollaton Hall is surrounded by 550 acres of parkland which is home to a diverse collection of over 5000 trees. It is claimed there are 170 species and varieties of trees. The Friends of Wollaton Park galleries below contain photographs of over 110 of the tree species. A good way to see the trees is to follow one of our Tree Walks.

Serbian Spruce

Conifer Family

Atlas Cedar, Black Pine, Blue Atlas Cedar, Blue Colorado Spruce, Cedar of Lebanon, Dawn Redwood, Deodar, Douglas Fir, English Yew, European Larch, False Cypress, Giant Sequoia / Wellingtonia, Golden Yew, Incense Cedar, Juniper, Lawsons Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Meyer’s Juniper, Nootka Cypress, Pine, Scots Pine, Serbian Spruce, Spruce, Swamp Cypress, Western Red Cedar, Weymouth Pine.

Beech Tree Family

(Including Oak Sub-Family.)

Beech, Copper Beech, Cypress Oak, English Oak, Fern-Leaved Beech, Holm Oak, Hungarian Oak, Pin Oak, Red Oak, Roble Beech, Sessile Oak, Southern Beech, Sweet Chestnut, Turkey Oak, Turner’s Oak.

English Oak Trees
Italian Alder

Alder, Ash and More…

Common Alder, Common Ash, Common Hazel, Common Hornbeam, Corkscrew Hazel, Dove Tree / Handkerchief, Downy Birch, Erman’s Birch, Fastigiate Hornbeam, Holly, Golden Holly, Grey Alder, Indian Bean Tree / Golden Bean Tree, Italian Alder, Manna Ash, Pyramid Holly, Raywood Ash, Silver Birch, Single Leaf Ash, Smoke Tree, Turkish Hazel.

Cherry, Rose, Fruit and More…

Black Cherry, Chanticleer Pear, Cherry, Cherry Laurel, Crab Apple, Fig, Hawthorn, Medlar-Thorn, Pin Cherry, Rowan, Sweedish Whitebeam, Weeping Cherry, Whitebeam, Wild Cherry.

Red Horse Chestnut
Japanese Maple

Maple and Chestnuts

Box Elder, Brilliant Sycamore, Cappadocian Maple, Copper Norway Maple, Henry’s Maple, Horse Chestnut, Indian Horse Chestnut, Japanese Maple, Norway Maple, Purple Norway Maple, Red Horse Chestnut, Silver Maple, Sycamore, Tree of Heaven, Yellow Buckeye.

Willow, Poplar, Lime Trees and More…

Balsam Spire Poplar, Black Poplar, Broad-leaved Lime, Common Lime, Crack Willow, Crimean Lime, False Acacia, Judas Tree, Laburnum, Lombardy Poplar, London Plane, Magnolia, Osier, Persian Ironwood, Small-leaved Lime, Sweet Gum, Tulip Tree, Weeping Willow, White Poplar, Willow.

Manna Ash
Ginko

Maidenhair Tree

Ginko biloba.

The Maidenhair Tree is in a class of its own, as it does not fit into any of the categories above. The species first appeared 290 million years ago, and is known as a living fossil meaning the plant today is broadly similar to the trees that would have been seen all those years ago. It has a very distinct fan-shaped leaf.

The specimen in the park is small and not in the best of health due to restricted light from other trees around it.

Tree Walks

Want to learn more about the trees?  Then try these tree walks produced by Dr. Graham Piearce for Friends of Wollaton Park.
(Note the date of the walks, a few of the trees mentioned have since died)

Tree Walk 1

25th June 2015

Cambridge Road Field

Tree Walk Map

Tree Walk 2

11th July 2016

Formal Garden

Tree Walk Map

Tree Walk 3

10th August 2017

Lake / Parkside

Tree Walk Map
Tree Map

Plan your own tree walk.

You can use our map of all the trees in Wollaton Park to plan your own walk.

  • Learn about the different types of trees in the park.
  • Find specific trees of interest.
  • Plan your walks around the park to take in the best views of the trees.