The Cyril Hart Arboretum

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Discover a collection of over 200 trees with some even dating back to the early 1900s

Established in 1915 with trees brought back by the Victorian plant hunter Ernest Wilson from his 1910 explorations of China, the Cyril Hart Arboretum is home to over 200 tree species. 

Originally known as the Speech House Arboretum, it was later renamed the Cyril Hart Arboretum after Dr Cyril Hart who dedicated a lifetime of service to forestry and was a Senior Verderer (1952 – 2009) of the Forest of Dean.

The collection of trees has been added to over the years and now contains species found from around the globe. 

The arboretum can be explored along surfaced and unsurfaced paths, most of which are flat. The unsurfaced paths can get muddy if it has rained.

Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times inside the arboretum.

At a glance

Dogs must be kept on leads at all times whilst inside the arboretum.
09/07/2024 09:53
The Arboretum is open all year round, except when extreme weather forces closure
03/06/2024 10:41

Things to do

Visitors with permanent or temporary limited mobility can hire one of two ‘Walking with Wheels’ off-road mobility scooters through the Countryside Mobility Scheme.

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