Nottingham Arboretum, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Nottingham Arboretum is one of the city’s green spaces, the first in fact, and closest to the city centre. It’s a rather lovely historic park that was established in 1852 and is home to an important collection of over 800 trees including a huge London plane and an Italian alder. If you’re in Nottingham exploring the city and you feel the need for a break from the hustle and bustle, go for a stroll around or to sit and take five in quieter and more picturesque surroundings. 

Amble about at your leisure, taking in the kind of features typical of a Victorian town park; there’s a bandstand, a Chinese Bell Tower Garden, vibrant dahlia borders and an ornamental lake. On the edge of the park there’s a little tearoom where you can buy homemade sandwiches, cakes and snacks, or treat yourself to an afternoon tea. You can even download a Tree Trail and a Heritage Trail that shows the relevant points of interest along the way.

Nottingham Arboretum is said to have been the inspiration behind J M Barrie’s Neverland, which could possibly be true because the author actually lived in Nottingham for a while before he wrote Peter Pan. Now there’s a claim to fame.

Open: 8;00am-7:30pm every day
T: 0115 915 2733

All information correct at the time of writing

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