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Ancient Trees & Sites to Visit
London & the South East

There are several individual ancient trees of interest, treescapes, and famous old trees in London & South West England.

All these sites are open to the public and we have chosen these as demonstration sites of good management practice. Many have large concentrations of ancient trees but some may be individual trees within already well known sites.


By Brian Muelaner

Ashdown, Berkshire

187 trees recorded including Oak, Ash, Field Maple, Beech and Lime.

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Box Hill Estate, Surrey

Old beech, oak and yew.

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Burnham Beeches

Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire

This site is famous for its ancient pollards

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Photo by Brian Muelaner

Cliveden

The gardens at Cliveden include tree-lined avenues and woodlands

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Photo by Brian Muelaner

Cobham Wood

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Photo by Keith Alexander

Greenwich Park, Greater London

Sweet chestnuts.

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Hampstead Heath bandstand oak

Hampstead Heath, North London

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Photo by John Smith

High Park Blenheim, Oxfordshire

World Heritage Site with a 600+ year old Oak, beech, former wood pasture and nearly 300 veteran trees.

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Photo by Keith Alexander

Kensington Gardens, London

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Kingley Vale, West Sussex

Many ancient yews.

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Knole Park, Kent

61 trees recorded, mainly Beech.

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Lullingstone by John Smith

Lullingstone Park

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Petworth 024 Veteran oak by Brian Muelaner

Petworth Park

726 trees recorded including Oak, Small Leaf Lime and Sweet Chestnut.

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