An evolving guide to our notable trees.
- The Lucombe Oak
- Paperbark Maple
- Indian Bean Tree
- Nodding Pond Cypress
- Bigleaf Magnolia
- The Franken Beech
- Hybrid Tulip Tree
- Daimio Oak
- Variegated European Horse Chestnut
- Japanese Lime
The Gardens of Melbourne Hall are home to many ancient, rare and unusual trees. Their purpose is not merely to add beauty, the presence of the trees enhances our environment in numerous ways; providing structure within the garden’s historic design, by allowing shelter and habitat for flora and fauna and by giving a sense of architectural scale and drama. Under the direction of Lady Ralph Kerr, many new additions have been planted throughout the grounds, complementing existing older varieties such as the yew tunnel or the Lucombe Oak at the entrance to the Library Walk.
Visitors frequently ask our gardeners for further information about the trees.
With that in mind, we have designed this interactive map to pinpoint the varieties we consider to be most notable.
In due course the map will evolve, as gardens do, to include many other existing trees and any new additions, so please do check here from time to time to see new updates.
To use this map on your mobile device, click on one of the numbered tree name links in the Map Key. A new browser window will then open revealing written information and a range of photographs illustrating that particular tree. There is also an audio description for those that would prefer to listen to the tales being told !
To complement our map, each tree in the grounds named on our map has a QR code label that many mobile devices can scan, allowing the same information page as with the map links. Look out for them when visiting the gardens.
For your safety, please be warned that there are a number of unfenced ponds in the gardens. It is not advisable to leave children and dependants unsupervised. Please also be sure to wear appropriate clothing and suitable footwear in the gardens.
All visitors enter the gardens at their own risk.
Download the Tree Trail map
Clicking the button below will allow you to download the Tree Trail map in PDF format. You can then print a version for yourself if you wish, so that you’ll have it to hand to guide you around the grounds whichever way you chose.